Governor Lamont Statement on Sikorsky’s Challenge to the Recent Awarding of the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft Contract by the U.S. Army

 

Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement in response to the announcement made this afternoon by Sikorsky that it has submitted a filing with the U.S. Government Accountability Office in protest of the recent awarding of the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft contract by the U.S. Army:

“I spoke this afternoon with Sikorsky President Paul Lemmo and I fully support the company’s decision to request an independent review regarding how the decision to award this contract was conducted. I remain confident that Sikorsky is the best and most capable company to deliver this next generation aircraft to the U.S. Army and that Connecticut’s exceptionally skilled workforce is the best trained in the country to manufacture this aircraft. A thorough evaluation of the process and each of the proposals is in the best interests of the military and the American taxpayers.”

 

Statement From Governor Lamont’s Director of Communications on the Governor’s Salary

Anthony Anthony, director of communications for Governor Ned Lamont, today released the following statement:

“Just as he did during his first four-year term, Governor Ned Lamont has chosen to continue declining a salary from the state when he begins his second term early next year. The governor is grateful for the trust the people of Connecticut have given to him and he looks forward to the start of a new term.”

As of January 4, 2023, state statutes set the salary for the governor to be equal to that of the chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, which is currently $226,711.

Governor Lamont will receive the oath of office and begin his second term during an inauguration ceremony that will be held at noon on January 4, 2023, at the William A. O’Neill State Armory in Hartford.

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