Thursday, July 14, 2011

Malloy hears from businesses on jobs tour

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks to members of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, workers at Perkin Elmer Instruments and others during a forum focusing on jobs held at the Shelton company. Peter Casolino/Register

By Patricia Villers
Register Staff
SHELTON — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wednesday said when he took office in January he inherited “the largest per-capita deficit of any of the 50 states,” due in part to a poor economy and in part from the fact the state had used up its rainy day funds.
“We’re going to manage the assets of the state. The deficit was too big to cut our way out of it or tax our way out of it,” Malloy said during a visit to PerkinElmer Inc., part of an ongoing jobs tour this summer intended to get feedback from the business community.

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