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Lembo Projects $250M Surplus for Fiscal Year; Rainy Day Fund to Increase to $2B
December 4, 2018

Lembo Projects $250M Surplus for Fiscal Year; Rainy Day Fund to Increase to $2B

The comptroller's projections are slightly worse than those of the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA), but still have the state in strong fiscal shape in fiscal year (FY) 2019.

George H.W. Bush’s Ties to CT Ran Deep
December 3, 2018

George H.W. Bush’s Ties to CT Ran Deep

The 41st president of the United States, who passed away at 94 on Friday, grew up in Connecticut, attended Yale University, and fathered the only U.S. president ever born in Connecticut.

Report: State Employee Retirement System Funded at 38%; Better Than 2016 But Worse Than 2011
November 27, 2018

Report: State Employee Retirement System Funded at 38%; Better Than 2016 But Worse Than 2011

A new report from the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) found that, as of June 2018, the State Employee Retirement System (SERS) was funded at 38 percent. That's better than 2016's 37 percent, but worse than 2011, 2012, and 2014.

Rep.-Elect Jahana Hayes Says She’ll Support Nancy Pelosi, an Apparent Shift in Position
November 27, 2018

Rep.-Elect Jahana Hayes Says She’ll Support Nancy Pelosi, an Apparent Shift in Position

Hayes said in an August 2018 debate that she "would not vote for Nancy Pelosi." She told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday that she will vote for Pelosi.

Blumenthal Likely to See Elevated Profile in 2019, as Dems Investigate Trump
November 26, 2018

Blumenthal Likely to See Elevated Profile in 2019, as Dems Investigate Trump

Even though Connecticut's senior senator will still be in the minority in the upper chamber, expect his lawsuits against Trump and his administration to get more attention in 2019.

Murphy, Entering Second Six-Year Term, Takes Leading Role on Russia and Yemen
November 26, 2018

Murphy, Entering Second Six-Year Term, Takes Leading Role on Russia and Yemen

The junior senator from Connecticut just won reelection by a healthy margin. In the weeks since his win, he's continuing a leading role on the left tackling the foreign policy crises in Yemen and Ukraine.

Murphy Makes Ballotpedia’s List of 55 Potential Dem Presidential Candidates
November 19, 2018

Murphy Makes Ballotpedia’s List of 55 Potential Dem Presidential Candidates

It's not a comprehensive list, nor is it the definitive list of 2020 candidates. But Murphy's inclusion ensures he'll continue to stay in the conversation.

DOT Study Says Statewide Tolling Could Generate $1B a Year, 60% From In-State
November 16, 2018

DOT Study Says Statewide Tolling Could Generate $1B a Year, 60% From In-State

The 87-page study from the Department of Transportation is making waves, though whether Governor-Elect Ned Lamont and the Democratic legislature take up the plan is another question entirely.

CT’s Budget Picture Improves, But $3.8-Billion Two-Year Deficit Awaits Lamont
November 14, 2018

CT’s Budget Picture Improves, But $3.8-Billion Two-Year Deficit Awaits Lamont

The state's consensus revenue projections improved this week, but Governor-Elect Ned Lamont will still have a two-year budget deficit of $3.8 billion to deal with come January.

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