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Governor's Budget: Fairness Is Missing
Most notably, Malloy's budget assumes $1.5 billion in collective bargaining savings from state employee, but also proposes changes in municipal funding, education cost sharing and collective bargaining that could negatively affect local government services provided by our members.
Click here for a summary of the Governor's budget proposals prepared by the Connecticut AFL-CIO.
Regarding the possibility of state employee concessions, we are in conversations with the Malloy Administration about whether there is a way we can be helpful with the state’s fiscal issues – a way that is good for the public and for the public employees who serve them. While Council 4 will not comment on those conversations in the press, we will continue to speak out for a very different budget than we heard about today.
Click here for our previous report on the governor's call for state employee concessions.
What was missing from the governor's speech today was what our members and community allies have long demanded; tax fairness.
Council 4 members will have ample opportunity to be part of the fight for a fair budget that protects the public services our members provide and moves the state forward. Please stay informed, stay active and answer the call when you're needed to speak up and speak out.
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