Gov. Ned Lamont warned Friday he will cancel tax relief and impose $400 million in emergency spending cuts to mitigate the multi-billion-deficit projected for the upcoming fiscal year.

Lamont also hinted he is considering both a gasoline tax hike to bolster transportation funding and another round of state employee givebacks — though he later deflected questions about both subjects.

“The numbers are sobering,” Lamont said during a televised, mid-morning press conference one day after analysts projected state revenues would decline a staggering $7 billion between now and mid-2023. 

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Lamont to cancel tax relief,
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By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, May 1, 2020

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Lamont to cancel tax relief, ​seek labor savings to shrink $2B deficit in July
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, May 1, 2020

Lamont says it will take state finances years to recover from pandemic
By Paul Hughes, Republican-American, May 1, 2020

Connecticut’s $3 Billion Budget Reserve May be Gone in 14 Months
​By Martin Z. Braun, Bloomberg,, May 1, 2020

Opinion: Legislature must act to allow Connecticut voters more access to voting by mail
By Denise Merrill Published 9:00 pm EDT, Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Klarides won't seek reelection but: ‘My time in public service isn’t over’
By Ken Dixon, The CT Post, April 21, 2020

State Bond Commission runs hard into technical difficulties
A billion dollars in financing stalled after a first attempted meeting since the pandemic began
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, April 8, 2020

Municipal budget planning during the coronavirus pandemic may mean town leaders - not voters - could adopt spending plans
By Steven Goode and Don Stacom, The Hartford Courant, April 8, 2020

It’s Time to Permit Voting by Mail in Connecticut
For the sake of safety and our democracy, online voting should be allowed both in June and November in Connecticut's elections.
By the Editorial Board, Connecticut Law Tribune, April 8, 2020

COVID-19 cases reach 7,781 and deaths jump up to 277 but hospital admission rates slow as Connecticut flattens its curve
By Rebecca Lurye, Edmund H. Mahony and Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, April 8, 2020

Big jump in CT coronavirus deaths: 71 in one day
By Ken Dixon, The Middletown Press, from The CT Post, April 8, 2020

During pandemic, Lamont wants vote-by-mail option
By Mark Pazniokas, IThe CT Mirror, April 7, 2020

New York will work with New Jersey, Connecticut when it's time to restart the economy, Cuomo says
By Liz Young, New York Business Journal, April 7, 2020

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