Conn. Pension Bailout Plan Approved

March 12, 2012 ( – Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to pay down the state pension plan’s debt was approved last week. 

According to the Journal Inquirer, state lawmakers chose not to vote against the governor’s plan.

The new plan requires the state to set aside more money to avoid the projected $4.5 billion year payment into the state employees pension fund 20 years from now.

Connecticut’s pension fund currently has less than 48% of the money it needs, ranking it among the worse funds in the nation. Governor Malloy expects the plan to be 80% funded by 2025. (See “Conn. Governor Proposes Increase to State’s Pension Payment”).