Maybe Andres Ayala knew of something extra in his stocking when he accepted Governor Malloy’s appointment as motor vehicle chief. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror:
The holidays will be a little merrier for about 200 appointees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other constitutional officers: They are getting raises ranging from three percent to 12 percent at an annual cost of $1.4 million.
The raises were announced by Ben Barnes, who oversees the budget as the secretary of policy and management. His salary jumps by 12 percent, from $186,999 to $209,439.
All the raises take effect on Dec. 26.
For Barnes and most of the other top officials, the raises are the first since joining the Malloy administration. Barnes came on board on Jan. 5, 2011, the day the governor took office.
He is the top-paid political appointee. After the raises, the highest-paid commissioners will be making a little more than $190,000 annually.
Full story here.
While America morphs into a winner-takes-all economy, Connecticut commissioners enjoy an all-are-winners payday.