The typically routine process of confirming state judges is turning into a testy debate about Connecticut's system for awarding judicial pensions worth about $100,000 a year. Lawmakers in the Senate and House voiced concerns about confirming older judges who won't finish a full eight-year term before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.
New Milford Representative Cecilia Buck-Taylor was among those opposed to the appointments.
The House approved the nomination of a 66-year old while the Senate approved a different nomination of the same age. Both require additional legislative action.