Fresh off the the good news of the election and the very bad news about the state\’s finances, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy traveled to San Diego this weekend to offer a little advice to newly-elected governors, including \”managing the budget during tough fiscal conditions.\”
At a press conference Saturday, Malloy called the trip \”a great opportunity for the new governors … There are some interesting sidebar discussions over meals that I think are very helpful. We got by a national election in which we elected some wonderful people into the governor\’s office. Now it\’s time for us to get to work.\’\’
Malloy said his wife Cathy also joined him on the trip.
Veteran governors welcomed governors-elect this weekend for an executive-style retreat to help them prepare for service as state chief executives during the National Governors Association (NGA) Seminar for New Governors.
The two-and-a-half day biennial seminar brings together governors fresh off the campaign trail and assists in the transition from running for office to governing their states. The seminar runs from Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 18.
… NGA is a bipartisan organization of the governors of the 55 states, commonwealths and territories. During the meeting, which occurs every two years following a general election, veteran governors serve as faculty and advise governors-elect, their spouses and their staff on a host of issues including: managing the budget during tough fiscal conditions; shaping a vision for the administration; strategic scheduling and communications; and emergency preparedness.
From left to right: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Montana Gov.-elect Steve Bullock, New Hampshire Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan, NGA Chair Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, Washington Gov.-elect Jay Inslee, NGA Vice Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert