Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont pledged to enhance services along the Hartford-to-New Haven rail line, but neither Lamont nor GOP rival Bob Stefanowski have pledged support for sufficient revenues to finance a major rebuild of Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure.
With big budget deficits looming large, Connecticut’s next governor will be hard pressed to deliver a package of tax cuts legislators already have approved and scheduled to begin after the November election.
Gubernatorial contenders Ned Lamont and Oz Griebel took advantage of Bob Stefanowski’s absence at their first debate Wednesday to criticize their rival’s controversial pledge to phase out the state income tax.
Democrats running for key state and federal offices fired up Connecticut’s largest labor coalition Friday, painting President Donald Trump and GOP gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski as major threats to the left’s core values.
Ned Lamont has spent months trying to distance himself from the unpopular Democratic governor he hopes to succeed, but when it comes to the public-sector unions that bedeviled his predecessor, Lamont faces the same dilemma: How to keep labor’s support in difficult fiscal times?
While Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont’s tax relief plan is less grandiose than that of GOP rival Bob Stefanowski, it still remains unclear whether Lamont can pay for that plan given the huge deficit looming in post-elections state finances.