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Malloy: “No” Dem Responsibility for Crisis, a Jab at Mohegan/Foxwoods, and Support for Wyman

June 8, 2017 By Staff
Malloy: “No” Dem Responsibility for Crisis,  a Jab at Mohegan/Foxwoods, and Support for Wyman

Highlights from Dan Malloy's post-session press conference, ahead of a special legislative session to pass a two-year budget.

Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) went to the microphone on Thursday to answer reporters’ questions about the legislative session that ended Wednesday and the upcoming special legislative session to pass a two-year budget this month.

Here are some highlights from Malloy’s half-hour presser.

IS HE WITH HER?

Amid rumors Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman (D-Conn.) will seek to replace Malloy as governor of Connecticut, Malloy brought Wyman with him to Thursday’s press conference. He said “you looked good, you sound[ed] good” presiding over the Connecticut Senate.

“NO” DEM RESPONSIBILITY

Asked point blank if Democrats will bear responsibility “for this fiscal mess the state is in, in the next election,” Malloy had a simple answer: “no.”

“I think people understand that this has been a long time coming, that the agreements reached in the past, particularly those labor agreements, and then agreements not to fund those obligations, are what has largely led to the predicament we’re in,” Malloy said.

JAB AT THE CASINOS?

Asked about the possibility of Congress legalizing sports gambling, Malloy noted that he was “rather comfortable” with an America where Las Vegas was the only place people could gamble.

Some of the people employed by the Mohegan Sun and Foxwood casinos would beg to differ, but it’s unclear to whom Malloy was directing his discomfort with gambling.