"As you are well aware, we are still waiting for the official election results of the Governor's race from the Secretary of the State's office. After an official winner is declared, the next few weeks will be a time of transition for the Administration,"The Hartford Courant reported that this order isn't being well received by the addressees. Many of them possess valuable expertise that they feel will ease the transition to a new administration.
"If you or your agency staff receives calls or requests from the future Governor-elect or his transition team – even after the winner is officially declared – we are requesting that you immediately direct any communication from them to the Governor's Office. All communications with the Governor-elect or his transition should start with the Governor's Office."
But many point to Rell's chief of staff, the thoroughly unpleasant M. Lisa Moody (photo above...does everyone have to use a first initial "M" around here?) as the culprit responsible for this petty obstruction. Rather than smoothing things over for the incoming administration, which obviously will be Dan Malloy's, she chose to block and delay the necessary preparations to begin the transition.
With the state facing an unprecedented budget crisis this year, wouldn't it be prudent and beneficial to the people of Connecticut for the present administration to do everything possible to assist the new administration?
Apparently not, as far as Rell and Moody are concerned.