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Malloy Receives 1,800 Pages Of Policy Ideas

Dan Malloy (Credit: Getty Images)

Dan Malloy (Credit: Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dozen policy working groups have presented Connecticut’s new governor with 1,800 pages of recommendations for helping the state out of an economic ditch.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy heard presentations Monday on everything from state agricultural policy to human services during an open meeting at the state Capitol.

Many of the ideas are not necessarily new, such reducing both transportation gridlock and the state’s educational achievement gap between low-income and wealthier students.

But the newly elected governor said the working groups created by his transition team did provide many concepts that will become part of his new two-year budget. That will be unveiled Feb. 16.

Malloy said ideas for modernizing the state’s information technology systems are particularly useful.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)