ANOTHER HUGE VICTORY FOR MALLOY; HEADS TO NYC; NATIONAL AMBITIONS?

Tough-choice tax increases, agency consolidations, spending cuts, labor concessions and now his jobs bill and the Jackson Laboratories economic development initiative—by any measure, Gov. Dannel Malloy has been wildly successful is getting his agenda through.

Malloy latest victories in yesterday’s special session of the General Assembly solidifies his so-far successful run as governor. As The Shad pointed out some time ago, Malloy may very well have national ambitions and the jobs/Jackson Labs initiatives only gives him more credentials on the national scene.

To that point, Malloy heads to New York City today to “participate in a panel discussion on pension solvency at The Economist’s Buttonwood Gathering in New York City. Governor Malloy will discuss his efforts to make Connecticut’s pension system more sustainable through an agreement reached with state employees,” according to a media release from his office.

You heard it here; Malloy will eventually “go national.”