HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Ned Lamont, Connecticut's governor-elect, is taking the first steps in preparing for his new job.
The Democrat and his wife, Annie, had a casual lunch on Thursday with outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his wife Kathy. The four met at the governor's residence in Hartford.
Meanwhile, Lamont's running mate, Susan Bysiewicz, is meeting with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman to discussion the transition.
Both Lamont and Bysiewicz are scheduled to announce the leaders of their transition team at a state Capitol news conference later in the day.
Lamont, a businessman from Greenwich, has already reached out to Democratic and Republican legislative leaders since his victory was finalized early Wednesday morning. He's also begun creating a council of business executives who will advise him.
Lamont's inauguration will be Jan. 9.