“One bad case could mean tens of millions or hundreds of millions of dollars in damages,” said Joe DeLong, CCM.
Lamont, legislators agree on July agenda. It doesn’t include housing segregation.
Housing advocates have been trying to seize the moment, pushing a reluctant legislature to think more broadly about racism.
Lamont reminds the locals: On COVID-19, he is in charge.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s latest COVID-19 order bars municipal officials from prohibiting travel in their communities or ordering residents to “shelter-in-place.”.
Joe DeLong on pensions: ‘The reality is this is burying the state’
The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities asked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last week to set aside his demand that municipalities begin contributing this year to the cost of teacher pensions, a fast-growing liability that is now wholly the responsibility of the state. Instead, CCM proposed a study that prompted eye-rolling by the governor. Our Sunday conversation is with Joe DeLong, the former West Virginian legislative leader who took over as executive director of CCM in 2015, about his dire views on public pensions.
Towns ask why CT officials won’t touch teachers’ pensions
Connecticut towns are asking why state officials are not reducing retirement benefits nor deferring another income tax cut for retired teachers, given the state’s huge budget crisis.
CCM director pokes Senate leader, gets poked back
The new leader of the state’s largest municipal lobbying group told his members Thursday to expect a more aggressive stance at the General Assembly. Then he proved it with criticisms of the Senate’s majority and minority leaders that were not well received in Hartford.