Saturday, June 25, 2011
Soon after I arrived, the Governor walked past with a security guard and another man. They stopped so the Governor could talk with a group of schoolchildren and their parents. When he finished, I asked him to pause for a photo. Here it is. Just one chance. Not bad.
Governor Dannel Malloy was elected Connecticut's 88th Governor in November 2010 after sixteen years as the Mayor of Stamford. Malloy is a Democrat and eked out a very close win over his Republican opponent. It looks like the state employee unions are going to reject a package of modest wage and benefit concessions intended to close the $700 million state budget gap, so next week he will have to lay off 7500 state workers. I don't know why he is smiling.