Opinion: Malloy’s journey from porcupine to Alfred E. Neuman

Terry Cowgill
Terry Cowgill

Contributing op-ed columnist Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.com and is news editor of The Berkshire Record in Great Barrington, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @terrycowgill.

It’s breathtaking the extent to which candidates for office will go to hide bad news. In Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s case, it’s not immediately clear whether, in advance of his re-election this month, he deliberately hid from view a projected budget deficit of almost $100 million, but the timing is certainly convenient.

Indeed, it’s caused incoming Republican Senate leader Len Fasano to proclaim that “the timing of these announcements raises serious questions. It doesn’t pass the smell test.” Well duh!

Not only was the deficit hidden until after Malloy was safely re-elected, but the announcement came out late on Nov. 14 in the form of a classic Friday afternoon news dump — a graveyard reserved for cringe-worthy announcements public officials hope will be buried along with leaf raking and trips to the mall.

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One response to “Opinion: Malloy’s journey from porcupine to Alfred E. Neuman”

  1. Piberman

    True enough but recent CT governors have not been known for their “fiscal acumen”. Let’s see how the Governor handles the multi- billion dollar deficits projected for coming years. Here’s a forecast – he’ll blame it on the Republicans, again raise taxes and ask Democrats to come together for the “good of CT”. And win another term.

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