A letter from Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori Pelletier to Democrat leaders in the House and Senate says a failure to bring several bill to a vote in either chamber will affect their “legislative scorecards” kept by the union. An image of the letter was sent by an anonymous source.
Marc E. Fitch
In conceding that a House vote on a tolls bill would likely not happen this year, House Speaker Joe Arsimowicz said, “When you have people that want to paint the picture that Connecticut sucks at all costs and any new thing is going to force people out of the state, it’s a tough narrative to overcome.”
A late night amendment to the Senate’s sexual harassment bill passed in the early morning hours of May 4, would require the attorney general to initiate court proceedings to remove a state employee’s pension if they are convicted of sexual assault while on the job.
The Connecticut Department of Labor has been passing around hand-outs to lawmakers touting a new administrative tax meant to fund DOL’s staffing costs as a way to grow Connecticut’s economy.
House Democrats released proposed changes to legislation authorizing the Connecticut Department of Transportation to move forward with implementing tolls on Connecticut’s highways.
Connecticut’s Teachers Retirement System is underfunded by at least $13 billion and the state’s actuarily required contribution has grown 145 percent over the past ten years.