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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.”

CT budget deficit drops to $505 million

The latest figure is an improvement of $96.4 million from the Malloy administration's June estimate.

CT Comptroller Lembo opposes Malloy toll study

"The Bond Commission should not act as a replacement for legislative action," said Lembo, adding the question of tolls "should be left to the next governor and legislature."

Democrats endorse Ned Lamont for governor

Lamont’s choice for lieutenant governor, Susan Bysiewicz, will face a primary challenge in August from Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, a former Newtown legislative council member.

Comptroller projects a $197.7M budget deficit for Connecticut

“Ultimately, Connecticut’s overall budget results are largely dependent upon the performance of the national and state economies,” the comptroller said.

CT Comptroller Kevin Lembo increases budget deficit estimate to $224M

The comptroller warned about long-term ramifications of a new federal tax law that he said will disproportionately shift an even greater share of the federal tax burden on high-income states like Connecticut.