Help Build a Better Future

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 CommunityDec. 14, 2010 – Ct Newsjunkie

http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/ctnj.php/archives/entry/malloy_defends_president_defines_himself_in_speech_to_business_community/

Audit: state awash in pension requests – Dec. 14, 2010 – Stamford Advocate

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Audit-state-awash-in-pension-requests-890146.php

‘Systemic change’ isn’t just raising taxes again – Dec. 15, 2010 – Journal Inquirer Chris Powell Op-Ed

http://www.journalinquirer.com/articles/2010/12/15/chris_powell/doc4d08df201363c060135900.txt

Auditors: Curb pension watchdogs’ hefty feesDec. 15, 2010, CT Mirror

http://www.ctmirror.org/story/8711/auditors-wary-big-fees-pension-watchdogs

Efficiency panel recommends $229M in savings proposalsDec. 15, 2010 – CT Mirror

http://www.ctmirror.org/story/8722/efficiency-panel-recommends-229m-savings-proposals

Malloy tells labor he’ll ‘protect the most vulnerable’ from budget cutsDec. 16, 2010 – CT Mirror

http://www.ctmirror.org/story/8727/malloy-reminds-unions-things-would-worse-without-him

OPM Secretary designee Ben Barnes names senior staff – Dec. 16, 2010 – Stamford Plus

http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/News_1/OPM-Secretary-designee-Ben-Barnes-names-senior-staff11042.shtml

Malloy picks Mass. health official to head state DPHDec. 17, 2010

http://www.ctmirror.org/story/8744/choices-dps-and-dph-malloy-keeping-promise-diversity

Underfunded pensions dwarf deficitDec. 19, 2010- New London Day

http://www.theday.com/article/20101219/NWS01/312199888/1017

State Budgets: The Day of Reckoning – Dec. 19, 2010 – 60 Minutes CBA

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/19/60minutes/main7166220.shtml?tag=contentMain;cbsCarousel

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.

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