May 11, 2017

CT Mirror:
Towns Ask Why CT Officials Won’t Touch Teachers’ Pensions

“State officials are considering shifting hundreds of millions of dollars in skyrocketing teacher pension costs onto municipalities — but not providing options to reduce those costs. Similarly, they are weighing deep cuts in local grants, but not delaying the third consecutive income tax cut for retired teachers in the past three years. Some municipal leaders have begun to ask why? “They’ve finally recognized that the pension system is an unsustainable system — unsustainable to the Connecticut taxpayer,” Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Executive Director Joe DeLong said. “But they haven’t done anything but shift the burden, and onto a property tax system that already is not competitive...”

Rob Kavaler

Rob joined GPS in June 2014, and brings his knowledge of graphic design, photography, social media and other digital media to the firm. Before joining the team, Rob worked as a freelancer for various businesses and organizations in the Greater Hartford area including The Open Hearth Association, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) and the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival. Kavaler has designed logos, event programs, brochures, newsletters, posters and other collateral materials. He has photographed events including news conferences, public hearings, concerts, theatrical performances and dance showcases. As a creative person he is always looking for a new challenge, enjoys working closely with clients and strives for the best quality in his work. Rob graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Digital Art & Design and a minor in Communication.