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Taxpayer Alert: Malloy Appointees Get Double-Digit Raises

January 5, 2017 By Staff
Taxpayer Alert: Malloy Appointees Get Double-Digit Raises

Some of Dan Malloy's political appointees will receive raises of up to 12 percent. Other agencies are cutting back.

In November, state agencies offered Gov. Malloy (D-CT) painful cuts to help balance the budget. Five thousand children may lose day care subsidies. UConn may cut financial aid. The state may cut back on emergency aid to disabled people.

It appears some in Malloy’s administration will not feel the pain. The CT Mirror reports 200 Malloy appointees will get raises in 2017. Some will receive double-digit raises.

The Mirror has more:

The holidays will be a little merrier for about 200 appointees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other constitutional officers: They are getting raises ranging from three percent to 12 percent at an annual cost of $1.4 million.

The raises were announced by Ben Barnes, who oversees the budget as the secretary of policy and management. His salary jumps by 12 percent, from $186,999 to $209,439.

Connecticut’s budget crisis has led to demands of “shared sacrifice” from Malloy, for years. Are these bonuses a sign that some of Malloy’s appointees don’t share in the sacrifice?