Connecticut’s new Pension Sustainability Commission held a press conference today in the Legislative Office Building to announce its mission: to consider transferring state assets to Connecticut’s pension funds to help reduce the state’s unfunded liabilities.read more
Public Transportation and Fringe Benefit Costs Grow Much Faster than Connecticut Transportation Revenue
Connecticut’s transportation funding problems have been blamed on increasing debt costs, but a look at the history of transportation spending in Connecticut shows that, when adjusted for inflation, the biggest cost increases have been for public transportation and fringe benefits for employees.read more
Before Janus v. AFSCME there was Rebecca Friedrichs: A Q&A with The Teacher Who Almost Won a Supreme Court Decision
The Supreme Court in June decided in favor of Mark Janus in the hotly contested case, Janus v. AFSCME, essentially allowing public sector employees to keep their jobs without being forced to pay fees to a union. Although the decision was seen as a blow to government...read more
When given the choice between Connecticut’s failing pension system and the state’s defined contribution plan, Robert Guynn took the road less traveled — and he’s doing fine.read more
Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an executive order on Tuesday forcing another study on how to implement electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways and it potential effect on commuters.read more
Cheryl tried to opt out of her union based on her religious beliefs and donate her fees to charity. They wouldn’t let her.read more
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On a Side Note
News that Connecticut is leasing 30 year -old rail cars from Massachusetts which no longer meet federal safety standards to use on its Hartford – Springfield rail line would be comical if Connecticut taxpayers weren’t footing the bill.
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