Connecticut’s bond commission just approved another $1 billion in general obligation bonds to be issued for schools, capital projects and tax credits to businesses, but beginning in 2018 the state will begin to issue a new type of bond. Included in the bipartisan budget package was a provision to issue new revenue bonds tied directly to Connecticut’s income tax, which the Treasurer’s office described as “stable and strong.”
The Division of Criminal Justice has ignored a 2009 executive order by Gov. M. Jodi Rell, which limited the amount of time retired employees could be rehired by an agency, according to a new state audit.
When a city or town is forced to go to binding arbitration over a labor contract, they often have little to gain and a whole lot to lose, but the decision comes down to one person.
More than 27,000 current state employees are receiving cash payouts or extra vacation time as the result of a lawsuit settlement with Connecticut’s state employee unions, which dates back to 2003.
Connecticut imposes “onerous” state licensing requirements on a large number of low-income jobs, according to a new state-by-state study by the Institute for Justice. The state licensing requirements means that workers must complete state-mandated education and pay fees in order to work. The state’s requirement of a year or more ...
Connecticut state employees will have to pay more in order to continue using Hartford HealthCare’s network of doctors and health facilities - including Hartford Hospital - due to an ongoing contract dispute between the Hartford Healthcare and insurance giant Anthem. Anthem is one of two insurance companies that cover Connecticut state employees. However, state employees enrolled in Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield now have to pay out-of-network rates to be treated at Hartford HealthCare's facilities.