Sen. Hwang cited the deal’s four year no-layoff guarantee combined with substantial raises and bonuses. He cited how health care insurance deductibles are zero for those who participate in a State of Connecticut wellness program.
“Who gets such a deal in the private sector?” Sen. Hwang asked. “Regular Joes and Jills on the Main Street look at this deal which is being afforded state employees and they get bewildered and upset. There is an obvious disconnect between what is happening in Hartford and what people are feeling in my communities. People are hurting. Many have lost belief in their government leaders.”