In the latest CTTalking Podcast I give my opinion on the minimum wage hike, passed Wednesday by Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly.
Connecticut Light & Power also comes in for some scrutiny, after Sen. Michael Machlachlan, R-Danbury, said he heard from constituents that they are being charged by CL&P for late billing, even though they mailed their bills in on time. One customer even had the power turned off. The crux of the matter seems to be CL&P’s having shipped its billing department out of state to Dallas, Texas.
The cost of special education also came in for discussion, in light of Connecticut Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey’s property tax relief proposal. Sharkey’s plan does not touch unfunded mandates, an issue I addressed in a blog, posted on this website.