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Should teachers get a tax break on their pensions?
Yes. That would persuade more teachers to stay in Connecticut in their retirement years rather than move south. That helps Connecticut’s economy.
No. Malloy’s proposal is a sop, a giveaway, a political gift to teachers. The governor needs their votes this fall, and he irritated them a few years ago when he suggested it was too easy to get tenure.
Yes. Teachers don’t qualify for Social Security benefits, and Connecticut is one of only a few states that taxes pensions. Giving teachers a tax break is, as the governor said, “a matter of fairness.”
No. Teachers don’t pay into Social Security. Yet the average Connecticut teacher benefit is triple the average national Social Security benefit.
Posted 5 weeks ago.
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