Gov. Ned Lamont to legislators: Don’t even think about spending projected surplus

Hartford Courant: Gov. Ned Lamont used his routine, monthly budget forecast Friday to send an unconventional message to the General Assembly: Please put requests to restore spending or repeal tax hikes on hold.

At first glance, the $84.3 million surplus projection issued by the Office of Policy and Management is hardly a sharp warning, even given that the budget’s General Fund was designed to run $141 million in the black.

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