Should the perks of being Connecticut’s governor include rent-free accommodations in a 19-room estate in Hartford’s West End?
At least two of the more than 25 Republicans and Democrats running for the job don’t think so.
Fairfield Republican Peter Lumaj – who is running on a platform calling for a double-digit percentage cuts across all state agencies and departments – would immediately put the residence up for sale if elected.
“We’re setting an example, we’re going to lead by example,” he said.
Lumaj, an attorney, said the idea has proved popular with some voters, even if it the sale would barely make a dent in the state’s budget deficit. The property is...