Governor Lamont's Closing Remarks of the 2023 Legislative Session
Closing Remarks of the 2023 Legislative Session
Governor Ned Lamont
State Capitol, Hall of the House of Representatives
June 8, 2023
Through you, Mr. Speaker. I've been watching CT-N a lot.
Look, I want to say in all seriousness, a job well done. You had a hard time figuring out whether pizza is our state delicacy but we'll get to that. Our bears dodged a bullet. A lot of hot air, we don't need to worry about the helium.
But, I want to say in all seriousness, in particular what you did on the budget, getting that done on time with such strong bipartisan support I think sends a message. I love watching that board when it's all green on both sides of the aisle. It was really special. Almost 100% in the Senate, pretty darn close.
That was due to the leadership working on both sides of the aisle, working together very collaboratively. I love watching the chairmen and the rankings working together, finding common ground. It's special.
Don't take it for granted. I look around the country – California's got deficits in the tens of billions of dollars, and Oregon is having a hard time getting their senators even to show up. Even Congress is locked down again right now. I hope that's briefly.
I think you showed us a different way. I think you showed us the Connecticut way, and I'm really proud of that.
With that, let me just go to my prepared remarks, if you don't mind. Have a good night, you've really deserved it.