Natalie Braswell is Gov. Ned Lamont’s choice to complete the term of Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo.
Kevin Lembo previously served as Connecticut comptroller from 2010 to 2021. Before his time in office, Lembo served as Connecticut’s first state healthcare advocate.
Lamont leaning toward appointing interim comptroller, avoiding politics
Gov. Ned Lamont expects to appoint a new state comptroller soon — one that won’t run for election in 2022.
Kevin Lembo to resign as CT comptroller due to heart illness
State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo will resign Dec. 31, after 12 years in office, due to a serious heart condition.
Despite success in other states, hopes dim for a public option in Connecticut
Colorado, Nevada have approved public option plans this year.
Lembo: Extra pension payments mean big savings now — and down the road
By depositing $1.2 billion extra into its pension funds now, the state hopes to save $2.75 billion over 25 years.
CT to start collecting family-leave tax from its workers next week
The state will begin deducting the new tax to support family and medical leave benefits from non-union employees this month.
CT continues to get high marks for improved fiscal management
Connecticut received high marks from a nationally recognized think-tank for its huge reserves, its fiscal planning and its budget transparency.
New CT budget is $2.1 B in the red, but all may not be gloom and doom
Gov. Ned Lamont projects a $2.1 billion deficit, based partly on pessimistic stock market projections that haven’t come to pass.
Lembo: CT’s economic gains could slip away soon without more federal aid
Connecticut’s recent economic gains could soon slip away without more federal aid, Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo says.
CT ends longstanding dispute with federal tax officials over big state pensions
Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo says the agreement preserves the tax exempt status of the state pension fund.
Lembo: CT may not know its full financial plight for months to come
“The speed and scale of the pandemic’s economic disruptions are unprecedented for Connecticut,” said Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo.
Democrats push latest public option bill despite slim chance of passing
In a short session, Democrats lack support from the governor and Republicans, but they’re still attempting a public option bill.
Connecticut to play direct role in negotiating health care prices
Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo announced a new bidding process Thursday that he said would radically reshape Connecticut’s healthcare market.
CT moves closer to health care ‘excellence’ referral network
Connecticut took a big step this week toward creating a network to steer people toward the best health care providers. An added bonus: it will also save the state millions over the next two years.
Lembo urges caution despite $126M budget surplus
In his first budget forecast of the new fiscal year, Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo warned Tuesday that the $126 million projected budget surplus isn’t all good news.