Bob Duff

Legislators, Stop Padding Your Pensions

Legislators, Stop Padding Your Pensions

Legislators cheat taxpayers by padding their pensions with mileage reimbursements. They should stop feathering their retirement nests this way. It's unfair to ask constituents to pay for perks most don't get themselves. And it's wrong for legislators to get such perks while the state is in financial crisis.

Courant columnist Kevin Rennie has railed against this freebie for years as a former Republican state senator who never claimed mileage reimbursements. Trumbull First Selectman Timothy Herbst took up the torch recently, looking at the mileage reports of a handful of...

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