Gov. Ned Lamont is expected Friday to announce the departure of Melissa McCaw as the secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.
Second-guessing begins on Lamont’s approach to Diamantis scandal
The inevitable questioning has begun: Is Gov. Ned Lamont up to the tricky task of managing a scandal in an election year?
Melissa McCaw: ‘Broader steering’ concerns ‘never came to my knowledge’
OPM Secretary Melissa McCaw distanced herself from the former deputy at the center of an FBI investigation.
Top Lamont officials were told of school bidding complaints in 2020
An attorney for a Stamford construction company warned that CT school construction contracts were being improperly awarded.
With praise and pointed silence, McCaw confirms tension in Lamont administration
The OPM Secretary affirmed a “close working relationship” with Gov. Ned Lamont while implicitly confirming a distant relationship with others.
Facing suspension, OPM deputy quits and alleges dissension in Lamont administration
Kosta Diamantis quit rather than accept a paid suspension while he is investigated for an unspecified misconduct allegation.
Lamont gives 7.5% raises to managers, matching 2017 union deal
The managerial raises reflect a realization it doesn’t always pay to take a promotion in state service in Connecticut.
Consultant: Connecticut could see up to $900M in savings as retirement ‘tsunami’ approaches
8,000 executive-branch employees are eligible to retire by July 1, 2022, when retirement benefits will be reduced.
Live and on TV, gambling negotiations go public
The Lamont administration used a public hearing to dramatically stake its position in sports betting negotiations.
CT budget debate heats up quickly over equity
Urban lawmakers on the Appropriations Committee charged Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget largely ignores inequities in education and health care.
Lamont administration: Connecticut is first in U.S. to close digital divide for K-12 students
While Connecticut has provided laptops and internet access to everyone, data shows students learning online miss twice as much school.
Lamont moving forward with agency overhauls as wave of retirements approaches
Gov. Ned Lamont will hire a consultant to prepare agencies for the retirement of thousands of employees within two years.
CT maxes out budget reserve as coffers approach $3.1 billion
The projections, much rosier than initially predicted, sparked renewed calls from lawmakers for more state spending to combat the pandemic.
Lamont tells CT agencies to prep deep cost cuts for next budget
Gov. Ned Lamont has directed agencies to find ways to cut spending by 10% or more in the next budget.
CT’s tax receipts continue to rise despite pandemic
State income tax receipts collected since the July 15 filing deadline continue to rise, bolstering Connecticut’s rainy day fund.