HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Gov. Dan Malloy unveiled the second, two-year budget of his administration on Wednesday, promising to move Connecticut closer to recovery from the national recession by continuing investments in education and job development.
Predicting criticism from the General Assembly’s minority Republicans, Malloy defended the multi-million-dollar efforts to help lure companies to the state, arguing it’s “incumbent upon state government to pursue jobs” and stimulate economic growth.
“Burying our heads in the sand is not a strategy. And sitting still is not an option,” the first-term Democrat said.