Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

August 14, 2017

Forum: Concessions agreement was the right choice for Connecticut

Recently, the General Assembly voted to adopt the major concessions agreement struck between the governor and the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition, or SEBAC, and with it accept $1.57 billion in savings to help us solve our immediate budget deficit. A chorus of critics continues to downplay the fiscal and historical significance of this deal, to minimize the sacrifice middle-income state employees willingly made, and to knock legislators who voted for it. I ask every citizen of Connecticut to take a look at the numbers and they will be convinced that this is a good deal for the state of Connecticut.

Read the full guest editorial at the New Haven Register.