Friday, March 14, 2008

Legislative issues...

A couple of interesting items coming up next week in Hartford.

On Wednesday, it's expected that the GAE Committee will approve a bill that would give the state the authority to revoke a public official's pension if convicted of a crime. It has a 10-year limiton how far back the state can go, and would only apply to felony convictions directly related to the public officials' official duties. The loop hole, of course, is the plea bargain that might enable some to negotiate a deal so that the "conviction" is on a lesser charge, thus maintaining eligibility for the pension.

On Monday, the Judiciary Committee is taking up a bill that would extend civil union rights to others who have a legal civil union from other states.

Have a good weekend....


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