We believe…government employees render honorable and valuable service and deserve to be fairly compensated. At the same time, it is not fair to ask the taxpayers who fund their jobs to do so at a level that far exceeds the compensation and pensions benefits to which they themselves are entitled.
It’s only common sense that Connecticut’s taxpayers should not be compelled to pay the pensions and post-employment benefits for state employees convicted of illegal behavior in the course of their work for those taxpayers. Other states have similar laws. This is a reform that is long overdue.