Kevin P. Lembo

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Lembo challenges charitable deductions for anti-LGBT group

Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo

Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo is questioning whether Connecticut state employees should be able to continue directing charitable payroll deductions to the American Family Association of Tupelo, Miss., a Christian charity that the Southern Poverty Law Center monitors as an anti-LGBT “extremist group.” Continue Reading →

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Anthem-Cigna controversy exposes gaps in ethics rules

Katherine Wade

Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade’s controversial refusal to recuse herself from ruling on the Anthem-Cigna insurance merger has provoked a reappraisal of ethics regulators, who heavily rely on the self-reporting of public officials, and an ethics code that may be clearer to lawyers than lovers of English. Continue Reading →

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Comptroller says Wade should recuse herself on Cigna merger

Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo

Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo publicly urged Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade on Thursday to recuse herself from Connecticut’s review of the Anthem-Cigna merger, saying even a positive legal ruling from ethics officials would not overcome the appearance of a conflict of interest. Continue Reading →

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Angry, yet pragmatic, CT AFL-CIO assesses role in 2016 elections

An angry Sal Luciano after his denunciation of the governor.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO vented Thursday at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democratic legislators, but the labor federation will convene again Friday, probably to endorse some of the same Democrats accused of betraying labor on the state budget. The reason is a labor report card: The best-ranked Republicans have lifetime scores of 60 percent, lower than the worst-ranked Democrat. Continue Reading →

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Lembo reports $220M deficit, confirms eroding tax receipts

Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo (file photo_

State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo certified a $220 million deficit Tuesday for the current fiscal year, a report that largely echoes last week’s warning from the legislature’s nonpartisan analysts about eroding state income tax receipts. Continue Reading →

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Lembo joins dissent over Malloy’s emergency budget cuts

Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo (file photo_

State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo distanced himself Thursday from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, calling his fellow Democrat’s emergency budget cuts premature and warning they could harm the state’s economy. A top administration official shot back, “We are making those tough decisions when we must, not shirking our responsibilities for political convenience.” Continue Reading →

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