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Newtown Tragedy Hangs Over 'State Of The State' Speech; Budget Issues Take Back Seat As Legislature Reconvenes
The Dec. 14 Newtown school shootings dominated opening day at the state Capitol Wednesday, as lawmakers arrived to face a projected budget deficit of $1 billion in the next fiscal year and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy exhorted them to take action to prevent another gun tragedy.
By JON LENDER and CHRISTOPHER KEATING, firstname.lastname@example.org
January 9, 2013