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Hartford Treasurer Adam Cloud Says He'll Give Back $20,000 Raise

Hartford Treasurer Adam Cloud Says He'll Give Back $20,000 Raise

HARTFORD — City Treasurer Adam Cloud said Wednesday that he will give back a $20,000 salary increase he received this year, and he is calling for a review of compensation in the Hartford treasurer's office.

Cloud's annual pay was boosted from $140,000 to $160,000 in November. The raise was included in Hartford's 2015 budget, Cloud said, and was linked to additional responsibilities that his office undertook in creating and administering a trust fund for post-employment benefits.

On Monday, members of the city council considered rescinding Cloud's pay increase, but couldn't muster enough support. The proposal failed after receiving only three of the five votes...

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