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Pandemic no excuse for reckless outsourcing of unemployment assistance review

The Lamont administration is allowing the responsibilities for determining and providing pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA) to be stripped away from more than 50 dedicated workers at the Connecticut Department of Labor and awarded to two Virginia-based companies: Maximus and Protiviti Government Services. As a state employee and taxpayer, I have to ask one question: Why?