The highest paid CT state employee was UCONN basketball coach Jim Calhoun, about $1.8 M. The graduation rate for his players was about 8%,......beautiful! Then there's the Hall of Fame for convicted politicians, Giordano, Rowland, Ganim, Santopietro, Perez et. al. Absentee rate in New Britain public schools is about 48%, then they wonder why they can't get jobs. Aside from some minor negatives, CT is kind of nice. It's like crack smoking Mayor of DC, Marion Barry, he said, "If you take away the murders, DC is actually a safe place ....KId
While $1.8 million is outrageous....the marketplace dictates the payscale for such positions. The real drain on CT's economy is not the pay of coaches; it's the benefits of state employees, especially retirement benefits. The resulting high tax rates drive businesses away..not the least important of which is UTC..