“Fiscal Sustainability: Critical to Connecticut’s Growth,” the fourth in a series of programs throughout the year discussing the state’s fiscal challenges and opportunities, will take place Thursday at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven.

A distinguished panel will examine Connecticut’s ability to sustain investments in education, transportation, and other elements of a strong economy. The issues figure prominently in the 2014 gubernatorial and legislative races. The event is sponsored by Webster Bank.

The panel includes:

  • Benjamin Barnes, secretary of the state Office of Policy and Management
  • Spencer Cain, president of Cain Associates LLC, business consultants.
  • Keith Phaneuf, state budget reporter for The Connecticut Mirror
  • Brian A. Renstrom, partner of CPA firm BlumShapiro.

John Emra, President of AT&T Connecticut, will moderate.

Registration, networking and a continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 8. The cost is $25 per person. Attendees should register in advance at  www.metrohartford.com

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