As legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy engage in a partisan battle over the health of Connecticut’s budget, Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo insists he doesn’t want to stay out of the debate — just the political posturing. Continue Reading →
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Republican legislative leaders called Monday for immediate hearings on the state budget deficit controversy — and reform of a little-known law that compels the comptroller officially to confirm the governor’s budget’s projections. Continue Reading →
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The candidates vying to become Connecticut’s chief fiscal guardian agree more must be done to improve state government’s transparency and fiscal security. But while incumbent Kevin Lembo says the state has made considerable progress on both fronts over the past four years, his Republican challenger, Sharon McLaughlin, insists too much work remains to be done to feel good about the status quo. Continue Reading →