Jan. 24, 2017 - The legislature's Appropriations Committee today voted to support joint House and Senate Resolutions on the pension funding agreement between the Malloy administration and state union coalition leaders.
Local 2663 member Todd St. Germain, a Youth Service Officer at Connecticut Juvenile Training School in Middletown, took time out today to listen to the Appropriations Committee debate the pension funding agreement. He said:
"I'm here to educate myself and my co-workers so we can work together to solve this pension problem. We all want something to fall back on when it's time to retire."
Council 4 Executive Director Sal Luciano testified in support of the agreement before the Committee:
This agreement at last moves us to a funding system that does its job for the people of the state and the employees who serve them. Without this change, the state budget balloons from 2024-2032, significantly crowding out dollars for other state services in those years."