Part of the bipartisan budget passed in November included raising teachers’ contribution toward their pensions from 6 to 7 percent, but a bill passed out of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee would roll that contribution back.
Marc E. Fitch
Connecticut’s Housing Price Index saw the lowest growth in the nation between 2012 and 2017, according to a review of figures from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
News that Connecticut is leasing 30 year -old rail cars from Massachusetts which no longer meet federal safety standards to use on its Hartford - Springfield rail line would be comical if Connecticut taxpayers weren’t footing the bill.
On Monday, the Judicial Committee unanimously passed a bill which would end the use of non-disparagement and non-disclosure agreements by quasi-public agencies such as UConn and the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.
A bill passed by the Judicial Committee on Monday would restrict employers from holding meetings with their employees regarding unionization efforts, potentially setting Connecticut up for a federal labor relations fight.
Implicit in Governor Malloy’s announcement that “non-essential” state employees would now be designated “Level 2” employees is the recognition that government has only a few essential jobs, namely safety and security, roads and bridges. Basically, government exists to ensure people can go about their lives in relative peace, unencumbered by ...