Wyman breaks tie vote giving thumbs up to unions

Rock 'emRepublicans in the state Senate and House pulled their support for a restructured pension plan negotiated between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state employee unions Wednesday, leading Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman to break a 17-17 tie vote in the Senate, after the plan passed along a party line vote in the House, 76-72.

Malloy was quick to blister the “nay” voters.

“Quite frankly, anyone voting against this is voting to lose jobs,” Malloy said.

Wyman’s breaking of the tie vote enables the deal to become law.