A public hearing is being held at the state capital today about compensation to state employees who responded to Sandy Hook in 2012.
In an agreement with six unions, the state is awarding 40 hours of compensatory time for state employees who were directly involved in the response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The agreement was made after many first-responders took vacation and sick time after December 14th. The Appropriations Committee is holding the hearing today on stipulated agreements that were submitted to the General Assembly on March 24th.
Lt Governor Nancy Wyman previously said that crediting these men and women with compensatory time is one way the state can thank them for their professionalism and dedication to duty during an event that required them to put their own emotions on hold in order to do their job helping others.