Leonard A. Fasano

Dan Haar: For The Politically Odd Malloy, Declaration Could Boost Power

Dan Haar: For The Politically Odd Malloy, Declaration Could Boost Power

Scant few legislators made their way to the historic old appropriations hearing room on the third floor of the Capitol Thursday to hear Gov. Dannel P. Malloy say he's not seeking a third term.

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff of Norwalk was about all I saw among lawmakers in a room filled with Malloy commissioners and staffers along with media.

What does that say about the next several tense weeks, when elected leaders must come together to fill a $1.7 billion hole in the state budget with as little damage as possible to taxpayers, towns, clients of social services and a state economy that depends on public employees?

In a strange way, it just might be easier now. Malloy,...

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