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Governors Deliver State of the States

Governors Deliver State of the States

February 3, 2021 The CONEG Governors have delivered their 2021 State of the State addresses. Highlights of the speeches are provided below including a word cloud illustrating the commonalities among the states. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont delivered his third state of the state on January 6, 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Lamont delivered his […]

Governors Condemn Violence at US Capitol

Governors Condemn Violence at US Capitol

CONEG Governors responded to the extraordinary act of violence that unfolded on Capitol Hill yesterday as lawmakers met in a joint session of Congress to certify the electoral votes from November’s presidential election. Domestic terrorists and rioters, inspired by President Trump’s continued claims of election fraud in a futile attempt to overturn the results, breached security and […]

Budget Crisis Impacting States Amid COVID-19

Budget Crisis Impacting States Amid COVID-19

September marks the sixth month since coronavirus took hold in the Northeast region. In early March when we first reported on this, there were six reported positive cases of COVID-19 in the Northeast states (one each in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and two each in New York and Rhode Island). Cases began to rise rapidly […]

States Face Fiscal Crisis

States Face Fiscal Crisis

As the pandemic’s economic crisis takes a toll across the country and while additional federal support remains unknown at this time, states are contending with major tax and revenue implications affecting their budgets. State officials are all pushing for Congress and the Administration to approve additional aid for state and local governments. Governor Cuomo and Governor […]

Northeast Response to COVID-19

Northeast Response to COVID-19

June 30, 2020 The Northeast US has flattened the curve of COVID-19 cases and a phased reopening of the region’s economy is underway. With most states beginning to operate under “phase 3” guidelines, measures are being taken to prevent backsliding. As importantly, states are dedicating support for those industries and workforces where this pandemic has […]

Governors Create Advisory Boards and Begin to Outline Plans for Phased Reopening

Governors Create Advisory Boards and Begin to Outline Plans for Phased Reopening

As the region enters the third month of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northeast governors have begun to announce their plans for a phased reopening of their state economies. Several governors have formed Advisory Boards, comprised of health officials, business leaders, and state and local government officials, to study how and when states […]

Governors Take Swift and Decisive Actions Responding to Spread of Coronavirus

Governors Take Swift and Decisive Actions Responding to Spread of Coronavirus

As the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, governors in the Northeast states are taking swift and decisive action coordinating their response teams with federal, state and local public health officials to ensure the states are prepared and taking necessary precautions. Stay at Home Emergency Orders Issued for COVID-19 State Issued Expires Connecticut 3/10/20 […]

Governors Responding to Coronavirus

Governors Responding to Coronavirus

March 5, 2020 As warnings about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to grow, the Northeast states are coordinating response teams with federal, state and local public health officials to ensure the states are prepared and taking necessary precautions. Congressional negotiators have reached an $8.3 billion emergency deal to confront the coronavirus – 6 things to know […]

Governors Deliver State Budget Proposals

Governors Deliver State Budget Proposals

Governors Baker, Cuomo, Raimondo and Scott have delivered their state budget proposals. Highlights of their speeches are provided below. Of note: Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire have biennial budgets that were approved in 2019. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker delivered his budget address on January 22, 2021. Baker is calling for a $44.6 billion spending bill […]

Governors Deliver State of the States

Governors Deliver State of the States

The CONEG Governors have delivered their 2020 State of the State addresses. Highlights of the speeches are provided below including a word cloud illustrating the commonalities among the states. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont delivered his second state of the state on February 5, 2020. In his speech, Lamont touted the progress the state has made […]

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