2010 is drawing to a close and the prospect of a new administration with a new approach to solving the state’s problems presents opportunities to find innovative solutions. However, the media seems intent on focusing solely on the pensions of state workers. Tens of thousands of public service workers are eager to partner with the new administration as well as other working families to bolster our public structures that are essential to our economic recovery. Let’s work together to build a better future for all of Connecticut!
Week in News – Dec. 14 through Dec. 20, 2010
Malloy Defends President, Defines Himself In Speech to Business Community – Dec. 14, 2010 – Ct Newsjunkie
Audit: state awash in pension requests – Dec. 14, 2010 – Stamford Advocate
‘Systemic change’ isn’t just raising taxes again – Dec. 15, 2010 – Journal Inquirer Chris Powell Op-Ed
Auditors: Curb pension watchdogs’ hefty fees – Dec. 15, 2010, CT Mirror
Efficiency panel recommends $229M in savings proposals – Dec. 15, 2010 – CT Mirror
Malloy tells labor he’ll ‘protect the most vulnerable’ from budget cuts – Dec. 16, 2010 – CT Mirror
OPM Secretary designee Ben Barnes names senior staff – Dec. 16, 2010 – Stamford Plus
Malloy picks Mass. health official to head state DPH – Dec. 17, 2010
Underfunded pensions dwarf deficit – Dec. 19, 2010- New London Day
State Budgets: The Day of Reckoning – Dec. 19, 2010 – 60 Minutes CBA
This story on 60 Minutes this weekend discussed several states but focused mainly on New Jersey. This focuses on a Republican Governor in a state where the problems are not analogous to Connecticut.