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"I am urging Congress to consider the human cost of delaying further financial assistance," Lembo said.
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.
The governor gave schools permission to host in-person graduation ceremonies starting July 6.
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.
"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.
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who announced the initiative in July, said that two contractors have been selected to help implement the network.
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.
“Connecticut is calling the shots on prescription drug costs and quality,” Kevin Lembo said.
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.
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.
“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.
Lembo stated that his forecast represented "an $87.9 million improvement from last month's estimate."
“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.
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.”