0Bridgeport annexes part of Trumbull to build school at record-breaking cost

Update your GPS. Bridgeport just got bigger. Forty-eight acres formerly in Trumbull are now in Bridgeport. Gov. Dannel Malloy signed Senate Bill 1238, a special act changing the municipal-boundary line between Bridgeport and Trumbull, Saturday after the General Assembly passed it unanimously. The state made the boundary change because Bridgeport and Trumbull could not come ...

2Cato Institute founder: America is exceptional

  “One thing I feel strongly about is American exceptionalism,” said Ed Crane, founder and president of the Cato Institute, at a luncheon held Thursday by the Yankee Institute for Public Policy. Crane said he objects to President Barack Obama’s view of American exceptionalism, which he showed while taking questions in Germany. “Some kid asked ...

2State employee retirement accounts get 160% match

The rich benefits of state-employee pension plans are well known. Many critics suggest they should be changed from defined-benefit to defined-contribution plans. Connecticut already has an optional defined-contribution plan, similar to a 401(k), higher education employees can choose, forgoing their pensions. The Alternate Retirement Program is designed to give employees additional flexibility and portability, while ...

4Legislature considers limits on employer free speech

The Connecticut General Assembly is considering a bill that would prevent employers from talking about religious or political topics with their employees, the two forms of speech most protected by the First Amendment. The labor and public employees committee has already approved the bill. It is awaiting action by the House and Senate. “This content-based ...

1CPAs: Connecticut is already bankrupt

Connecticut’s accountants have noticed an unhappy pattern. The state is: 50th in debt per person 48th in debt as a share of personal income 49th in funding of pensions 49th in amount of working capital The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants is running a campaign, called Fix Our Future, to raise awareness of Connecticut’s ...