Opinion: Connecticut Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo, in office since 2011, has distinguished himself with his quests to make state government more transparent. Notably, Mr. Lembo, a Democrat, spearheaded laws that give taxpayers closer looks at Connecticut’s general fiscal health and the state’s spending on economic development.
During an interview for the Republican-American’s “2015 Newsmakers” series, the comptroller said he is proud of his work. “Transparency has got to be a value for government in and of itself,” he said succinctly, adding that openness is a key to reversing the public’s declining trust in government. Unfortunately, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, also a Democrat, doesn’t share Mr. Lembo’s commitment to transparency. For the sake of Connecticut, the governor would be wise to make a New Year’s resolution to do more to make state government accessible. [Read More]