Yankee Institute Blog
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.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen issued a formal opinion today indicating a proposed “captive audience” bill being pushed heavily by state labor leaders is preempted by the National Labor Relations Act.
Governor Dannel Malloy has announced 30 nominations for Superior Court judges to fill a purported 42 vacancies, but the state of Connecticut’s ability to pay for those judges — and even provide them offices — remains in doubt.
Connecticut’s proposed family medical leave program would cover employees who wish to visit their “third cousin, once removed that had some kind of family medical issue,” according to an exchange between Representatives Christopher Davis, R-Ellington, and Jason Rojas, D-East Hartford at a Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee meeting last week.
Hartford’s five year recovery plan will fall into deficit by year three despite the state paying Hartford’s debt, according to the plan submitted to the state’s Municipal Accountability Review Board, tasked with overseeing Connecticut’s beleaguered capital city.
A light-hearted “Toll Troll” demonstration by Yankee Institute at the Capitol on Tuesday drew media attention and ire of House leadership.
The Appropriations Committee on Tuesday split down party lines on approval of a contract between UConn and the Graduate Employees Union which grants an 8 percent raise over the course of 4 years for student teachers at Connecticut’s flagship university.