HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will preside over his first meeting of the state Bond Commission, which is expected to approve borrowing for 34 capital projects in Connecticut.

The agenda at the meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, includes $81.6 million former Gov. M. Jodi Rell originally wanted approved to buy 38 commuter rail cars for the Metro-North Railroad New Haven line.

Rell, a Republican, did not have enough support on the commission last month for the cars. The state already ordered 342 cars.

Other projects include nearly $19 million for road resurfacing and safety projects, improvements at the Connecticut State University campuses, $95 million on projects at the New Haven Rail Yard and $7 million to replace a 30-year-old inmate tracking system.

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