Gov. Ned Lamont will co-chair a National Governors Association task force on pandemic and disaster response.
While the GOP has offered to relax restrictions, it opposes new pandemic funds for state and local governments.
The Economic Policy Institute projects large job losses in Connecticut and other states without $1 trillion in federal help.
Besides pressing for more money, the nation’s governors are seeking flexibility in how they can use the funds.
Tolls and transportation, alternative energy, and minority teacher recruitment were all on the governor’s plate during a visit this week to Washington.
At the National Governor’s Association gathering, Lamont joins other Democrats in opposition to the current limit on the deductibility of state and local taxes.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut Gov.-elect Ned Lamont, a Democrat, declined an invitation tendered to all the nation’s new governors to meet with President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss a number of ways the federal government could help their states. Lamont was too busy with the transition to travel to Washington D.C., his spokeswoman said.
WASHINGTON – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a leading Democratic opponent of Trump administration policies, came to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the National Governors Association winter meeting, but skipped key events at the White House, including Saturday night’s governor’s ball. Instead, Malloy and other Democratic governors spent the weekend pushing back on Trump policies.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be in Washington D.C. through Monday for the winter meeting of the National Governors Association, a security briefing by the FBI and meetings at the White House with President Obama.
WASHNGTON – At the National Governor’s Association meeting this weekend, Gov. Dannel Malloy looked out for state interests, including transportation needs and environmental concerns, and began to lay the groundwork for the very political job he will hold in an important election year.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in Washington Friday that former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s recent comment that President Obama did not love America was “despicable.”