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.
2018 CT gubernatorial campaign
Is CT gearing up for another fiscal bait and switch?
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.
Lamont, Griebel jab absent Stefanowski over income tax pledge
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, labor use Trump and Stefanowski as motivation
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.
With labor, Lamont carefully treads a path blazed by Malloy
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?
Lamont’s property tax plan faces steep obstacles at outset
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.