Tom Critzer

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 […]

Northeast State Budget Activity

Northeast State Budget Activity

In the Northeast states, most fiscal years ended on June 30 with the exception of New York, which ended on March 31. Three of the CONEG states operate with a biennial budget – Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire. Those three state legislatures all passed their budgets, but only Governor Mills and Governor Lamont have signed their […]

CONEG Governors Deliver Their Inaugural & State of the State Addresses

CONEG Governors Deliver Their Inaugural & State of the State Addresses

The CONEG Governors have delivered their 2019 Inaugural and/or State of the State addresses. Highlights of their speeches are provided below including a word cloud illustrating the commonalities among the states.  ConnecticutAfter his inaugural address on January 9, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont delivered his first state of the state with a focus on “fixing the […]

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