Governor-elect Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced two team captains who will be tasked with helping him confront huge state budget deficits and Connecticut's tarnished business climate.
For his chief of staff, Lamont picked Ryan Drajewicz, an executive from Westport-based hedge fund behemoth Bridgewater Associates. His budget chief will be Melissa McCaw, currently the head of the city of Hartford's Office of Management, Budget and Grants.
This week, we preview the challenges that await them and assess what their hiring may tell us about the incoming administration.
We also anticipate what role Annie Lamont, a business titan in her own right, will play once her husband takes over the governor's office next month. What makes for a good "first spouse"?
Finally, on this national day of mourning, we reflect on how Connecticut is remembering its "native son," the late George H. W. Bush, our 41st president.
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