Joe Markley

In His Final Speech To The General Assembly, Gov. Malloy Makes Plea For 'Connecticut Fairness'

In His Final Speech To The General Assembly, Gov. Malloy Makes Plea For 'Connecticut Fairness'

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered his final State of the State speech Wednesday with a soaring call for “Connecticut fairness” and a plea to the General Assembly to emphasize equity, justice and compassion as it opens a new session.

With an eye on his legacy, Malloy’s remarks made no mention of the most difficult problems facing Connecticut, including the state’s uncertain economic future and looming deficits in coming years.

Instead, Malloy frequently returned to the theme that he called “Connecticut fairness,” and touched on a wide variety of issues related to past accomplishments over the last seven years and hopes for future changes on issues like passing equal pay for equal...

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