March 2018

CEO-Led Commission Takes Aim at Worker Freedoms, Teacher Pensions

Labor unions oppose recommendations that raise taxes and hit the middle class

Raising the state sales and gas taxes, eliminating the estate and gift taxes, selectively raising business taxes, eliminating collective bargaining for state workers, and reforming the Teachers' Retirement System are just a few of the recommendations released this week by the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth.

The 14-member commission, made up mostly of wealthy CEOs and business leaders—nine of whom have strong ties to the Connecticut Business and Industry Association—proposed 10 key recommendations, the majority of which hurt the state's middle class.

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