Senator McKinney’s Statement on Labor Concessions

May 13, 2011

State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield):

“Because the Governor has not provided me with the full details of the concession package, it is premature to draw a final conclusion. However, I have two primary concerns with the framework the Governor outlined today. The four-year no-layoff clause in this proposal, which applies even in times of fiscal crisis, completely ties the state’s hands with respect to making further consolidations and structural changes necessary to right size government. And the Governor further ties the state’s hands by extending the SEBAC agreement an additional five years, meaning state government will continue to operate in a ‘business as usual’ manner for another 11 years.”