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January 5, 2018

OP-ED | Teacher Pension Predicament Requires Enlightened Solutions

by Barth Keck | January 5, 2018 5:30am

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Each new year offers the potential for a fresh start, but progress in 2018 will be challenging in Connecticut.

At year’s end, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislators were still tussling over budget issues, the state continued to lose jobs, and none of the preliminary gubernatorial candidates offered honest solutions to the state’s fiscal quagmire.

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February 21, 2017

Connecticut Officials Say Congressional Action Jeopardizes Retirement Savings Law

by Cara Rosner | February 21, 2017 12:19pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie State officials are worried that a retirement savings plan created last year by the General Assembly — intended to help the roughly 600,000 residents who lack such a plan — will be in jeopardy if Congressional Republicans get their way.

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December 13, 2016

Changing Social Security Would Be A Tough Sell

by Jack Kramer | December 13, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Even though tinkering with the Social Security hasn’t been one of President-elect Donald Trump’s big initiatives it isn’t stopping a powerful Republican senator from proposing drastic changes to the currently underfunded entitlement program.

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July 19, 2016

OP-ED | Candidates Must Commit to Saving Social Security

by Nora Duncan | July 19, 2016 4:30am

There is a pressing need for our presidential and congressional candidates to declare a commitment toward updating and saving Social Security. Doing nothing to keep Social Security strong and solvent is not an option. If our nation’s leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year.

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