Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director is acknowledging the current fiscal year’s budget deficit has grown by about $80 million, totaling nearly $142 million.
A legislative committee has forwarded a bill requiring a study of “pension spiking” among Connecticut state employees attempting to boost their retirement checks by accumulating overtime pay.
Connecticut’s legislative Republicans say taxpayers are paying $93 million a year for union officials to do
union business on the job and the lawmakers want to end it.