Hartford's five year recovery plan will fall into deficit by year three despite the state paying Hartford's debt, according to the plan submitted to the state’s Municipal Accountability Review Board, tasked with overseeing Connecticut’s beleaguered capital city.
Marc E. Fitch
The Appropriations Committee on Tuesday split down party lines on approval of a contract between UConn and the Graduate Employees Union which grants an 8 percent raise over the course of 4 years for student teachers at Connecticut’s flagship university.
After years of employers telling Connecticut lawmakers they can’t afford another minimum wage increase or a paid family medical leave program, it turns out that Connecticut government can’t afford those changes either.
Suzanne Bates wrote that it’s hard to be a conservative in Connecticut in an op-ed for the Hartford Courant, but it’s probably even harder to be a conservative government union member in Connecticut.
The proposed electronic toll gantries on Connecticut’s highways won’t be free — someone will have to operate and maintain the gantries, and handle administrative work, such as billing motorists who don’t have E-ZPass. So who would Connecticut task with operating the state’s tolls?