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CT Comptroller Lembo projects $128.1M deficit, calls for federal assistance

"I am urging Congress to consider the human cost of delaying further financial assistance," Lembo said.

State Bond Commission approves $550M to fund numerous CT projects

Meanwhile, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo is projecting the state’s General fund will close Fiscal Year 2020 – which ended on June 30 -- with an operating shortfall of $153.1 million.

Gov. Lamont announces COVID-19 relief funds for illegal immigrants

The governor gave schools permission to host in-person graduation ceremonies starting July 6.

COVID-19 LATEST: 16 more deaths in CT, including 6-week-old; ‘Desperate’ need...

In other developments today: The state is currently on track to end Fiscal Year 2020 with a General Fund deficit of $170 million; a new statewide organization has been formed to help Connecticut's nonprofits; and according to one model, Connecticut’s hospitals will hit peak resource use on April 16, at which time there will be a shortage of 2,167 hospital beds and a deficit of 499 ICU beds. The same model predicts 1,092 virus-related deaths here through Aug. 4.

CT will end year $22.9 million in the red, OPM Secretary...

"Agencies are making efforts to curtail hiring and discretionary expenditures, and the governor is prepared to exercise recission authority if necessary to mitigate against ending the year with an operating deficit," according to McCaw.

Connecticut’s ‘Centers of Excellence’ health care moves forward

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who announced the initiative in July, said that two contractors have been selected to help implement the network.

CT comptroller seeks to rein in health care costs with ‘Centers...

The Centers of Excellence will be hospitals and other providers that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to excellence and can demonstrate the best patient outcomes.

CT Comptroller Lembo says new pharmacy pact will save state $300M

“Connecticut is calling the shots on prescription drug costs and quality,” Kevin Lembo said.

Comptroller Lembo studying gender, race makeup of state workers

The state currently employs 26,073 women, 23,539 men and 97 individuals who did not disclose their gender, according to the comptroller’s office.

Comptroller Lembo launches OpenPension with real-time data

According to the site, there are 39,747 retirees who reside in Connecticut and received about $1.53 billion last year; the average pension was $38,212 per year.

Connecticut reviewing proposals to improve prescription drug costs

“We are putting every bidder on notice that the State of Connecticut is calling the shots on prescription drug costs and quality,” State Comptroller Kevin Lembo declared.

Comptroller: Connecticut is running a $245.7M surplus

Lembo stated that his forecast represented "an $87.9 million improvement from last month's estimate."

Lembo: CT could end FY 2019 (slightly) in the black

“It is still very early in the fiscal year and so the state should only rely cautiously on these positive early indicators,” Comptroller Kevin Lembo wrote.

Connecticut starts FY 2019 with projected surplus

However, Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management Ben Barnes acknowledged that his projections would "undoubtedly be revised" based on changing economic data.

Bond Commission approves $10M for CT highway tolls study

Among those voting against the proposal was State Sen. L. Scott Frantz, who said that by revisiting tolls, the governor “has ignored the will of the legislature, and ultimately ignored the will of the Connecticut taxpayer.”