State auditors found 201 union representatives at the Department of Correction racked up $894,199 of paid union leave time over two years, according to a newly released audit of Connecticut’s prison system.
Marc E. Fitch
New state and municipal employees might want to read the fine print on new AFSCME union membership cards before signing.
Moody’s Investment Services warned that Connecticut’s debt service, pension liabilities and retiree healthcare liabilities – known as the state’s fixed costs – “will continue to weigh” on the state, even with healthy revenue growth in a report on surging pension liabilities.
Connecticut owes more on the state credit card per resident than nearly every other state in the country, according to a new study.
Lawmakers short-changed Connecticut’s Special Transportation Fund by $650 million between 2011 and 2017, according to a transportation funding document released by Senate Republicans -- more than enough to pay Connecticut's portion of the new commuter rail line from New Haven to Springfield, Massachusetts.