Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo

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Lembo unveils plan to end huge backlog in state pension audits

State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo’s office announced Thursday that a huge, decades-old backlog in finalizing state pensions should finally be alleviated over the next 18 months. And Lembo said a new automated system also would make it easier for state workers to research their future benefits. Continue Reading →

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Whistleblower suit: Disability pension system corrupt

A state whistleblower and former attorney for Connecticut’s retirement systems has filed a lawsuit alleging corruption and malfeasance in the handling of millions of dollars in disability pension benefits. The lawsuit expands upon concerns raised last week by the state’s auditors and alleges that mishandling has put the state’s retirement systems at risk of losing federal tax law protection. Continue Reading →

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Malloy administration says it’s negotiating to fix disability pay controversy

A representative of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration told state retirement officials Thursday that the administration is negotiating with employee unions and hopes to soon resolve a controversy involving millions of dollars in disability benefit payments. Continue Reading →

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Lembo: Time to fix worsening state budget deficit is now

State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo agreed Wednesday with nonpartisan analysts that the budget deficit is worse than Gov. Dannel P. Malloy administration is projecting. But while Lembo also urged the governor and legislature “proceed without delay” to reduce the shortfall, his $172.8 million deficit forecast falls just short of the level that would compel the governor to prepare a deficit-mitigation plan.
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GOP says Lembo ignored deficit to shield Malloy

Connecticut’s budget debate boiled over late Tuesday as the legislature’s top Republicans charged that Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo’s political affiliation has trumped his fiscal integrity. Sen. Len Fasano and Rep. Themis Klarides accused Connecticut’s chief fiscal watchdog of ignoring red ink to help Gov. Dannel P. Malloy – a fellow Democrat – save face. Continue Reading →

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Lembo reports CT budget deficit shrinks to $32M

The state budget deficit shrank modestly over the past month to $32 million, Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo reported Friday. But the state’s chief fiscal watchdog also noted that the deficit would have been larger were the budget not bolstered somewhat by borrowing that has become increasingly controversial in recent years. Continue Reading →

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Malloy boldly projects perfection in last budget update before election

It’s came as no surprise this week when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration reported the state budget was in balance. What was far more surprising, though, was the added assertion there are no signs of cost-overruns in any of the dozens of agencies supported by this year’s $19 billion budget.
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