In a talk before the Wilton Kiwanis Club at its weekly Wednesday lunch on May 14 in the WEPCO building, Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo explained what happened to the projected state budget surplus.
Mr. Lembo, a New Jersey native, was elected Connecticut’s comptroller in 2010. He said the biggest part of his job as comptroller is being the state’s “fiscal guardian.”
“I don’t work for the governor, I don’t work for the treasurer — I work for you,” said Mr. Lembo.
“I look at what the legislature thinks is going to happen and I look at what’s actually happening, and then let people know where we are versus what we had budgeted.”
As comptroller, Mr. Lembo works to eliminate wasteful spending, efficiently deliver government services, address Connecticut’s growing health care crisis and strengthen budget transparency.
At the Wednesday lunch with the Wilton Kiwanis, Mr. Lembo talked about his role as comptroller, Connecticut’s financial status and some of the projects that are currently going on in Hartford.