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Legislature approves pay hikes for assistant AGs

The General Assembly approved arbitrated pay raises of 5.5 percent per year for a small bargaining units representing assistant attorneys general. The raises, approved largely by majority Democrats over Republican objections, sparked yet another debate whether Connecticut’s collective bargaining system is broken as the state struggles with one budget crisis after another.

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State employees overwhelmingly ratify concessions

Unionized state employees have voted by a wide margin to ratify the concession deal negotiated by the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, shifting the focus to a closely divided General Assembly, where Republicans say they will attempt to reject an agreement worth an estimated $1.57 billion over two years. More than 80 percent of the votes cast favored ratification.