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Entries Tagged as 'Kevin Lembo'

Attention Fiscal Watchdogs! Comptroller Kevin Lembo Opens Follow-The-Money Site

March 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

It’s your money, says State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, you have the right to know where it’s being spent. Lembo has launched a new financial research portal Open Connecticut that follows the comings and goings of taxpayer dollars through “transparency” categories. There’s even a Follow The Money page to track compensation and benefits of state employees as well […]

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Ringmaster’s Remarkable Ride On Roosevelt The Camel Thrills Barnum Festival Crowd

June 23rd, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Barnum Festival Ringmaster John Stafstrom promised a Barnum blast Saturday night and he didn’t disappoint. Decked out in ringmaster red, he thrilled 500 spectators at the Ringmaster’s Ball at Seaside Park riding under the big top on a camel named Roosevelt, on land donated to the city by 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum whose statue […]

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Comptroller Lembo Creates Follow-The-Money Website

January 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From State Comptroller Kevin Lembo:  Comptroller Kevin Lembo today launched a new website called “Open Connecticut” that centralizes state financial data and simplifies access to important information about the state budget and its financial future.

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More Red News, $365 Million Hole

November 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From Keith M. Phaneuf and Arielle Levin Becke, www.ctmirror.org This year’s state budget is $365 million in the red, nearly double the level needed to compel Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to prepare a deficit-mitigation plan, according to written testimony from Malloy’s budget chief.

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Murphy’s Moolah Millions

July 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy, facing an Aug. 14 primary challenge from ex Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, is rolling in money. From Murphy: Post-Convention Momentum Swells for Murphy, $1.2 Million Raised for 2nd Quarter ROCKY HILL—Chris Murphy’s campaign for U.S. Senate raised more than $1.2 million in the […]

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Murphy Wins Democratic Endorsement For U.S. Senate

May 12th, 2012 · 7 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Congressman Chris Murphy on Saturday won the Democratic endorsement for U.S. Senate at the party convention. Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz received enough delegate support to wage a primary for the seat of a retiring Joe Lieberman. From the Murphy campaign:

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Governor Scheduled To Attend ‘Historic’ Faith-Based Coalition Event In City

November 29th, 2011 · 10 Comments · News and Events

It’s not often delegates from Protestant, Jewish, Catholic, Unitarian and Muslim congregations come together. They will Wednesday night. A coalition of religious organizations will meet in Bridgeport to discuss with state officials a variety of issues including health care, job training, foreclosures and predatory lending. Talk about power of the clergy.

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