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Malloy\’s Remarks on 2013 Regular Session

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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.

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House GOP Leader Larry Cafero Blasts Democratic Plan For Keno; \”What\’s Next? Cockfights and Jai Alai? Greyhound Racing?\’\’

by Categorized: 2014 Election, Gov. Dannel Malloy, Hartford, Larry Cafero, lottery, Lowell Weicker Date:

Four years ago, Democrats blasted Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell\’s proposal to generate state tax revenue by legalizing keno gambling.

\"cockToday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democrats are considering the same idea, which would raise an estimated $28 million to help balance the second year of the state\’s two-year budget.

House Republican leader Larry Cafero blasted Malloy and Democrats on Thursday for pushing the idea without any public hearings or detailed studies.

\”They\’re desperate for revenue,\’\’ Cafero said in an interview. \”What\’s next? Cockfights and jai alai? Greyhound racing?\’\’

\”They\’re grabbing at straws here. This is not a budget. It\’s a compilation of numbers on a piece of paper that have to balance,\’\’ Cafero told Capitol Watch outside his office. \”They\’re throwing it out there because they\’re desperate for revenue. Their budget is falling apart by the second. … There is no budget. This is: make it up as you go along.\’\’ Continue reading