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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Touts Budget Turnaround In State Of State

February 6, 2014

CBS New York

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — While Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hasn’t said whether he will seek re-election this year, his State of the State address Thursday seemed to pave the way for another run.

As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, the hard-hitting theme of Malloy’s speech was budget responsibility.

Addressing a joint session of the General Assembly on the first day of the legislative session, Malloy noted that when he took office in 2011, he was left with a $3.6 billion budget deficit, which he and the Legislature “together” have since turned into a $500 million surplus.

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“Today, after a lot of tough decisions and strong leadership from many people in this chamber, we’ve come a long way,” Malloy told lawmakers, noting that the state government…

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