Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont

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New York state lawmakers from Westchester County are letting the governor of Connecticut know they oppose his proposed toll increase on an interstate highway.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont

Emphasizing a need for collective bargaining and compromise, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont presented his first budget proposal to the General Assembly Wednesday. It comes as the state’s new fiscal year beginning July 1 is projected to be $1.5 billion dollars in the red, while fiscal year 2021 is expected to have a $2.2 billion dollar deficit. 

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont

Ned Lamont was sworn-in Wednesday as Connecticut’s governor along with members of the state legislature and constitutional officeholders. The Democrat focused most of his first State of the State address on improving Connecticut’s economy.