Malloy promotes sales tax free week, touts employment gains

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4..
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy promised the owners of Mickey Finn’s on Friday that he would be back with his son this weekend to purchase a pair of T.K. Axel Brand jeans.

That’s because this Sunday is the start of Connecticut’s sales tax free week where clothing, footwear, and some accessories under $300 will be exempt from the state’s 6.35 percent sales tax. The annual sales tax free week, which will cost the state between $7 and $9 million, runs through Aug. 23.

The T.K. Axel Brand jeans Malloy tried on Friday were designed by a Connecticut’s Jade Marketing Group, which names its styles after Connecticut governors and towns. Malloy tried on the Trumbull fit with a Greenwich wash. It’s their slimmest fit.

When he came out to model the jeans for the cameras, Malloy asked of Jade Marketing’s Sean Connelly, “could you get me a Democratic town?

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