Ned Lamont has been waiting for this day for a particularly long time.
Our next governor may slip in a few new details about his specific policy goals after he takes the oath of office on Wednesday. But Inauguration Day will mostly be a time for Lamont to set the tone of his forthcoming administration.
And Lamont is promising that tone will include a strong dose of fiscal reality peppered generously with some much-needed optimism over Connecticut's future. But beyond the pep rally nature and pomp of it all, what other points does our 89th governor need to hit to get off to a good start?
This week, we'll also address President Donald Trump's unrelenting push for a border wall, which he reaffirmed Tuesday night on primetime television. What's next in his escalating standoff with congressional Democrats? Who's going to budge first? Who knows? But it's an unprecedented crisis with lasting consequences in the making.
- Colin McEnroe - Host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR (@colinmcenroe)
- Kevin Rennie - Attorney, Hartford Courant columnist, blogs at dailyructions.com (@DailyRuctions)
- Bill Curry - Political analyst, former Democratic nominee for governor, and advisor in the Clinton Whitehouse (@BillCurryCT)
Listen to Governor Lamont's State of the State address, along with all-new analysis by John Dankosky, Colin McEnroe, and Connecticut Public Radio reporters live tonight at 7 pm.