Nov 06, 2018
Jan 02, 2018 - Aug 08, 2018
The Governor of the State of Connecticut is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Connecticut. The Governor of Connecticut is responsible for upholding the constitution and faithfully executing all laws, is the head of Connecticut's military forces at all times other than when those forces have been called into national service. The Governor must periodically address the joint session of the legislature, with details of the current state of Connecticut's affairs and his suggestions for policy. The governor had the prerogative to grant reprieves after conviction. However, Connecticut stands out for other states in that governor does not have the ability to grant pardons. Additionally, his right to grant reprieves does not extend to cases of impeachment. The governor has a veto on all bills from the state legislature, including appropriations, subject to a supermajority override by the legislature. Other duties and privileges of the office include: adjourning the legislature when the body cannot agree on a time to adjourn itself, until a date he deems proper; requiring written reports from any and all officers of the Executive branch on any aspect of that officer's job; authorizing and signing all commissions given by the state of Connecticut. The salary of this office is $150,000/year.