Democrats were quick to denounce President Trump and congressional Republicans last week for trying to thwart plans by Connecticut and other states to offer retirement savings plans to low-wage, private-sector workers. But Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is responsible for the state’s making no progress on a controversial program state legislators authorized a full year ago.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday he would veto a heavily lobbied bill establishing a private-sector retirement program overseen by a quasi-public authority unless revisions are made in special session next week.
The Democratic majority in the House of Representatives outlasted a Republican filibuster early Tuesday to pass legislation that would create a quasi-public authority to offer private-sector workers a retirement savings program. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was non-committal on the bill, but says he favors a key provision: a mandated payroll deduction for retirement savings.