Gov. Ned Lamont’s confident, optimistic appeal to rebuild Connecticut’s economy and state government finances won him strong bipartisan reviews Wednesday.
Connecticut’s new governor showed himself Wednesday to be affable, straightforward, optimistic, playful and even slightly goofy in his first address to the General Assembly, promising a collaborative approach to rebranding a state down on itself. Oh, yes, and he really likes the musical, Hamilton.
Lawmakers opened the 2019 session Wednesday with optimism and lofty goals, insisting diversity and bipartisan cooperation could overcome the state’s budgetary limitations. Longtime legislative leaders and fresh-faced newcomers stood elbow to elbow as their took their oaths of office, celebrated with their families, and expressed confidence that they could overcome party and policy differences during […]
Edward Miner Lamont Jr., an unlikely Democratic standard bearer as a wealthy Greenwich businessman whose family tree includes titans of Wall Street and a left-wing philosopher, took office Wednesday as the 89th governor of Connecticut, a state buoyed by great wealth and burdened by decades of fiscal mismanagement.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has moved to prevent a cutoff or curtailment of food stamps and other nutrition programs endangered by the shutdown — programs that help feed hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents.
While Gov.-elect Ned Lamont’s administration begins this afternoon, it will have a little extra time to tackle it’s single-largest challenge: crafting a new state budget.
Ned Lamont takes office as Connecticut’s 89th governor this afternoon having settled on nominees for all but 10 of the 28 positions that are classified under state law as agency heads subject to confirmation hearings and votes by the General Assembly. The focus today will be on pomp and an inaugural message, but the first of the many measures to be taken over the next four years is Lamont’s first hires.
WASHINGTON — With no end to the federal shutdown in sight, anti-hunger advocates are becoming anxious about the fate of federal nutrition programs like food stamps, school lunches, and other programs for the poor that are run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one of the shuttered agencies. Some could be run temporarily with state money, but the fate of others is in limbo if the shutdown continues beyond the end of the month.