When the police violate a citizens rights the penalty should be double what it is for anyone else. However it seems that we no longer hold no good cops accountable. He should be in prison with the rest of the animals. The settlement should come out of his pocket and not that of the taxpayer. He also should have been fired. View Comment
noreally is correct.. This is not a police matter as she was authorized to use the card. The fact that she used it for the wrong purchases is an in house matter. The NPD is clearly uneducated. Also the fact that they allowed payment arrangement proves that it is not a criminal matter. View Comment
You make a very good point. Many in Norwalk are extremely unhappy with the NPD. Actually the only ones that seem to be happy with them are the cop themselves and of course the criminals as they don't get caught,
This over use of the taser shows just how out of control the NPD is. View Comment
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NEW HAVEN >> Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Thursday proposed putting the projected $506 million state surplus into savings, debt reduction and a small sales tax and gas refund to taxpayers of $55. Malloy has been rolling out plans in anticipation of the opening of the legislative session and his state of the state address on Feb. 5. The governor wants to deposit $250 million into the Rainy Day Fund, which would bring the balance to more than $520 million, while he also proposed increasing the maximum size of the fund from 10 percent of state revenue to 15 percent. Three years ago when he took office, the state’s budget reserve was zero and Malloy said he will submit legislation that going forward that would mandate that future surpluses be used specifically for savings, paying down debt and some kind of tax relief. “To come into office with a $3.6 billion deficit with no money in the Rainy Day Fund and billions of dollars borrowed on Wall Street to prevent the hard decisions that needed to be made, no governor in the state of Connecticut should ever have to inherit that again,” Malloy said. He said a constitutional amendment to mandate use of savings would not have impacted the next biennium’s budget. On sales and gas tax refund, Malloy said it would give $55 to individuals earning less than $200,000 and $110 to joint filers earning less than $400,000, which he projected would put $155 million into the economy. This would benefit an estimated 2.7 million individuals, Budget Chief Ben Barnes said. “This is the best way to get money to middle class families and we are supporting middle class families,” Malloy said of the tax refund. The money will be sent as a separate check, rather than as part of an income tax refund, which Barnes said would not be taxed, as the state did in 1999. A similar refund in 1998 was taxed. Malloy also wants to make an additional $100 million toward the state’s pension obligations. “With $100 million going into the pension plan this year will reduce our over all obligations by $430 million,” Malloy said, referring to the period over 20 years. The governor, who has not announced yet whether he will seek re-election, said putting together his plan for savings and debt reduction, exceeds what Republicans have offered. “The Republicans are great. On Monday, they denied that there was a surplus and on Wednesday they tell us how to spend it. It is really remarkable,” Malloy said. Last week Republicans proposed $247 million in tax relief by eliminating the special assessment businesses pay to the unemployment fund; speeding up restoration of the $50 tax exemption on clothing and footwear as well as the tax exemption on over-the-counter drugs. They would also keep the Earned Income Tax Credit at 25 percent of the federal EITC, rather than returning to the 30 percent the state had last year. House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, estimated there is $940 million in “excess” funds in the budget this year, which he said includes the current $271 million in the Rainy Day Fund, the $506 million budget surplus and $160 million in increased revenues. He said the bulk of this “excess” should be used for debt reduction. He characterized the $247 million tax cuts as revenue neutral.