The ‘silver tsunami’ was billed as a golden opportunity to streamline state government. But now, Gov. Lamont wants to keep workers on the job.
The tentative deals are “strong agreements” that “will proudly be reported” to the rank-and-file for ratification, according to SEBAC.
Labor unions say state government’s shrinking workforce will exacerbate race and gender disparities, particularly involving wages.
Democratic leaders want permanent tax relief for CT’s working poor. The governor isn’t convinced.
People who earned less than $44,758 in 2019 lost nearly 26% of their earnings to taxes, nearly four times the rate paid by CT’s wealthiest.
The General Assembly’s budget-writing panel is pushing back against Gov. Ned Lamont to assume greater control over contracting policies.
Democratic state lawmakers want to ask more from the rich to ensure new tax relief for CT’s poor and middle-class is sustainable.
Melissa McCaw assured state legislators the administration has no plans to strip authority from the state’s contracting watchdog board.
House Republicans focus for 2022 is centered on cutting taxes and securing an independent probe of state contracting practices.
Contracting watchdog officials say they would lose their power to suspend improper procurements under Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal.
New psychiatric beds and other services for children top a list of mental health investments in the $24.2 billion budget Gov. Ned Lamont unveiled Wednesday.
Gov. Ned Lamont proposed a state budget that funds a middle-class property tax relief program and makes major new investments in many areas.
Essential workers were recognized in Gov. Ned Lamont’s latest state budget, but they would receive much less aid than they sought.
Gov. Ned Lamont will propose budget revisions Wednesday that shift more than $800 million from the state’s coffers into new and expanded programs.
Despite unprecedented surpluses, Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to ask legislators not to spend big in the next state budget.