Sometimes the good guys win! And while many readers might not share my love for the New York Yankees, most surely agree that today's announcement by the Connecticut Attorney General, George Jepson, that he found no wrong-doing by the Yankee Institute was a welcome sign that sanity does still exist in some corners of state government.
As I highlighted in a June 21 post, representatives of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) launch a formal complaint against the free-market Yankee Institute on June 17, alleging that the organization violated state law by improperly obtaining access to the state e-mail system. SEBAC claimed that Yankee wanted to muddy the waters ahead of a tentative labor agreement between the state and SEBAC. Yankee's Executive Director, Fergus Cullen, reacted today, praising the Attorney General for acting in accordance with the law and condemning SEBAC for playing politics. This episode is a stark example of how public sector unions so often put their political agenda and self-preservation ahead of the needs of taxpayers. One has to wonder, as Connecticut struggles to balance its budget, how many tax-payer dollars were wasted on this escapade?