Gov. Ned Lamont used his first cabinet meeting to introduce a new chief performance officer and a heavily hyphenated vision to transform government into a cross-agency, data-driven, user-friendly, cost-effective and outcome-obsessed model of stream-lined efficiency and private-sector discipline.
The amended lawsuit says Purdue and the Sacklers told doctors addiction was “not caused by drugs,” but instead was the result of “susceptible individuals.”
Tax receipts tied to capital gains and dividends are running $84 million below projections, while those from paycheck withholdings are about $100 million ahead.
One plan for funding Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure relies on tolls. The other doesn’t. But which is best?
OK, so Ned Lamont isn’t FDR. He hasn’t yet passed 15 bills. His toll and regionalization proposals became toxic issues. Stevie Wonder could see that coming. But he put it out there anyway, largely because our states to the south (New York) and north (Massachusetts) have been able to pull themselves out of fiscal doldrums by adopting the very same strategies.