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Trump v. Malloy on Infrastructure: Overblown, or is There Something There?

January 27, 2017 By Staff
Trump v. Malloy on Infrastructure: Overblown, or is There Something There?

Much is being made of President Trump's infrastructure plan and how Connecticut was left out; is there a Trump-Malloy feud, or are people reading too much into it?

Earlier this week, Reclaim Connecticut reported that Connecticut was left out of President Donald Trump’s list of top 50 infrastructure priorities. We considered the possibility that Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn)’s fierce opposition to Trump played a role in the snub of Connecticut.

After all, Malloy did tell MSNBC last week he’s going to be “the opposition” to Trump – before Trump’s inauguration:

Hartford Courant reporter Dan Haar reports there’s no reason to worry:

No one is saying whether the list has any bearing on what projects will ultimately win fast-track approval from Congress and the new administration. The lobbying has barely started.

Still, heated opposition to Trump from Malloy, Connecticut’s Democratic senators, and its Democratic representatives ensures that Connecticut is – at least at the outset of the young Trump administration – on the outside looking in.