A recent survey of public-sector union members in 22 states without right-to-work laws showed more than half of them approve of their new rights under the Janus v. AFSCME ruling.
New state and municipal employees might want to read the fine print on new AFSCME union membership cards before signing.
Moody’s Investment Services warned that Connecticut’s debt service, pension liabilities and retiree healthcare liabilities – known as the state’s fixed costs – “will continue to weigh” on the state, even with healthy revenue growth in a report on surging pension liabilities.
Lawmakers short-changed Connecticut’s Special Transportation Fund by $650 million between 2011 and 2017, according to a transportation funding document released by Senate Republicans -- more than enough to pay Connecticut's portion of the new commuter rail line from New Haven to Springfield, Massachusetts.
Connecticut municipalities are over-appraising low-value homes, driving up property taxes for those who can least afford it.