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The left-leaning think tank which has the ear of the Democratic Party in Connecticut hosted a forum at the Capitol Building today to decry the state spending cap, volatility cap and bonding cap, saying the restrictions will make Connecticut’s budget situation worse.
As the Town of Wallingford faces a challenge by AFSCME for allowing employees to resign from union membership without AFSCME’s permission, the town council signed off on new contract extensions that contain language contrary to the Supreme Court’s Janus decision.
The incoming governor and legislature are already feuding about whether to raid the Rainy Day Fund to balance the books in 2019. Governor-elect Lamont is right about this: the Rainy Day Fund must be saved for the next economic downturn. The fiscal life of the state depends on it.
New Haven Fire Fighters Win Court Case Against State Union; Move Forward with Claim of Improper Union Spending
Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher ruled Monday that New Haven Fire Fighters Local 825 had the right to disaffiliate from the Uniformed Professional Firefighters Association of Connecticut, ending a years-long dispute between the local and the state union.
A new study from the Virginia-based Institute for Justice estimates Connecticut’s occupational licensing laws are costing the state 48,000 jobs.
Governor-elect Ned Lamont will face a daunting task when he and fellow Democratic lawmakers assume full control of the state’s finances in January, according to a newly released report by Truth in Accounting.
In the event of layoffs, unions determine which members are let go based on seniority, but the latest contract for Judicial Employees Local 749 added a new roster of members eligible for “super-seniority” who are immune from layoffs or job transfers.
Connecticut public sector workers who want to resign from their union may find themselves in Hotel California — you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
According to an email from DOT Principal Attorney Alice Sexton, the tolling report produced by engineering consultant CDM Smith cost taxpayers $2,035,000, roughly equal to $23,391 per page.