Ned Lamont, the Greenwich millionaire who’s running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, has also weighed in a Gov. Rell’s proposed early retirement plan, which was discussed yesterday in a leadership meeting with House and Senate leaders.
Here’s the release:
“ Businessman and Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont released the following statement on Governor Rell’s announcement of another early-retirement incentive program for state employees:
“What this plan does is rob our state agencies of their most experienced workers at a time when our state needs the best and the brightest. The worst part is that the ‘savings’ this short-sighted proposal offers are a drop in the bucket – savings that are overshadowed by the loss of talent and the time, energy, and money it will take to train their replacements.
“It’s time to stop kicking the can down the road. As governor, I will tackle our budget crisis with fresh ideas and energy. I won’t shy away from making tough choices as long as they’re in the best interest of hardworking Connecticut families.”