Gov. Ned Lamont’s confident, optimistic appeal to rebuild Connecticut’s economy and state government finances won him strong bipartisan reviews Wednesday.
Connecticut’s new governor showed himself Wednesday to be affable, straightforward, optimistic, playful and even slightly goofy in his first address to the General Assembly, promising a collaborative approach to rebranding a state down on itself. Oh, yes, and he really likes the musical, Hamilton.
Edward Miner Lamont Jr., an unlikely Democratic standard bearer as a wealthy Greenwich businessman whose family tree includes titans of Wall Street and a left-wing philosopher, took office Wednesday as the 89th governor of Connecticut, a state buoyed by great wealth and burdened by decades of fiscal mismanagement.