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Jeff Jacobs: No Time To Open The Wallet, But Malloy Must Address XL Center Issue

Jeff Jacobs: No Time To Open The Wallet, But Malloy Must Address XL Center Issue

This is the wrong date and the wrong state for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to try to push through the $250 million needed to transform the exhausted XL Center into a 21st century sports and entertainment arena.

We get it.

Facing a projected $500 million state deficit in the coming fiscal year, proposing $569 million in budget cuts while promising no new taxes and walking around a city that mastered stadium debacles for minor league baseball and soccer … yes, Malloy is trapped worse than Rodney Purvis in the corner when a stagnant UConn offense fails to efficiently rotate the basketball.

Forcing a desperation three-pointer right now could do more damage than good....

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