Posted on March 27, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representatives Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty voted no on awarding Assistant Attorneys General pay raises on Wednesday.
The two-year pay deal for lawyers working for Attorney General’s Office will cost taxpayers $5 million. This includes stipends for department heads in the amount of $6,000 in the first year and $12,000 in the second year.
“This is business-as-usual by legislative Democrats,” said Rep. Perillo. “No one in the private sector is seeing the same kind of pay increases and guaranteed job security that these lawyers are receiving. Connecticut taxpayers should be ashamed that this union deal was passed today.”
“I thought Governor Ned Lamont was going to usher in a new way of doing things, but instead he and his friends in the legislature are reverting back to the days of Governor Dan Malloy,” Rep. McGorty added. “This is a prime example of our state’s spending problems.”
185 Assistant Attorneys General plus 14 department heads will benefit from this new union deal. The current average annual salary for these employees is $120,436. Over the next two years, the average annual salary will be increased to $133,436, due to this contract.