Concession deal relies on millions in assumed savings [CT Mirror]

May 17, 2011

Excerpted from an article in the Connecticut Mirror

The deal relies on softer numbers, such as administration projections of $180 million in savings from employee ideas or assumption that enough employees will participate in wellness-based health plan to save $205 million.

“Am I apprehensive that it’s a bold target? Yes,” said Benjamin Barnes, Malloy’s budget chief, referring to the nearly $205 million in savings that hinges on workers taking better care of their health.

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