Below are the prepared remarks of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on the end of the 2013 regular legislative session. He spoke to a joint session of the House and Senate early Thursday morning in the House chamber:
Lt. Governor Wyman, Speaker Sharkey, President Williams, Leaders McKinney and Cafero, distinguished legislators. It’s always an honor for me to address you in this great chamber.
I want to thank you for all of the hard work you’ve done over these months in service to the people of Connecticut. The chance to make change for the better, to help our communities and our state in challenging times is one of the greatest privileges our fellow citizens can bestow on us.
You have lived up to the trust they placed in you, and I want to thank you for your service.
It seems hard to believe that more than five months have passed since this legislative session began. I think back to that cold day in January when we came together to begin our work, all of us still reeling from the worst tragedy we could imagine.