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In budget crisis, Asian Pacific agency makes first hire

Faced with a new budget that includes little growth and staring at a record-setting deficit just 12 months away, most state government agencies are scrambling to hold onto to what they have. But when the new fiscal year starts in just two weeks, Connecticut’s smallest agency will be looking to expand after a two-year fight to obtain funding. With a budget of $52,310, the Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission will look to hire its first staff member later this year to serve a constituency advocates argue is too large and growing too quickly to ignore any longer. That level of funding might dictate hiring only a part-time executive director or legislative liaison, or possibly a full-timer who won’t start until January. But that still would be one more employee than the commission has had in a brief, two-year history.” Continue Reading →

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