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Malloy touts progress, makes urban jobs pitch

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announces new jobs initiatives in Hartford on Monday. (Doug Hardy / Ctnewsjunkie)
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announces new jobs initiatives in Hartford on Monday. (Doug Hardy / Ctnewsjunkie)
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Criticized in the past for not focusing enough on growing jobs in urban areas, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited Hartford’s north end Monday to unveil plans to boost employment in Connecticut’s cities during his second term.

Malloy, who took over as governor with a state budget deficit of $3.67 billion and an economy barely beginning to bounce back, was able to get a bipartisan group of lawmakers to approve a jobs package in October 2011 that included loans for small and large businesses and some job training programs.

But urban lawmakers, who saw higher unemployment numbers in their districts, said the legislation wasn’t enough.

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4 responses to “Malloy touts progress, makes urban jobs pitch”

  1. John Hamlin

    With the same tax policy and fiscal approach and the same pass for public employee unions, this is just more of the same, which hasn’t worked out so well. Unfortunately Foley won’t take on government labor costs, so this election hardly matters as far as fiscal issues are concerned. We are faced with four more years of the same.

  2. One and Done

    @John. Do you think that Scott Walker would ever have been elected governor running on a platform of disrupting the unions? Give Foley some credit. He knows what he is doing here and admit for a second that you don’t understand the dirty game of politics.

  3. Piberman

    Not the same. Its a sure bet we’ll have another tax hike to maintain the ever rising state budget (public union salaries) come the next Recession when income tax revenues decline. Under either candidate as long as the Democratic super majority holds.

  4. John Hamlin

    Prove me wrong, please. Show me the results.

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