Malloy disses retired teachers – again!

As predicted, Governor Dannel “Dan” Malloy has reneged on his promised tax break to Connecticut’s retired teachers.

As the CT Mirror explains,

The new $19 billion state budget the House of Representatives is expected to adopt late Saturday relies on nearly $200 million in fund sweeps, risky savings assumptions and other gimmicks to stay in balance – including the last-minute discovery of $75 million in “miscellaneous” tax revenue.

But in addition to “finding” a mysterious $75 million, the Governor’s plan cuts the proposed tax break for retired teachers’ pensions for 25 percent to 10 percent and pushes off the effective date from January 2014 to 2016.

As written, the latest Malloy budget will win an award for one of the most gimmick ridden irresponsible budgets to pass the General Assembly in the last 30 years.

Check back for details as they become available…

  • buygoldandprosper

    And don’t forget that suggestion box!
    What a joke!
    Dan Malloy…Clown Prince of Connecticut!

    • Buygoldandprosper

      And, not that the teacher vote is relevant… just some advice.
      If you were upset by his first term…Dan will surpass his stupidity in his next term. He has the science of “moving on” down pat.
      Jim Jones. Hitler. Ronald Reagan. Richard Nixon…All would be an uptick compared to Dan.

    • jonpelto

      Course meant disses retired teachers not dishes – lol

  • speaking up

    Will all 4 “approved” State Charter schools receive funding?

    • Mary Gallucci

      Is it possible? I hope that these Charter schools will be stricken from the budget.

  • Mary Gallucci

    Can things get worse? Doesn’t Malloy (and the rest of the democrats) see that he is eroding the entire teaching profession?