February 7, 2018

Malloy to address legislature at noon

Patricia Daddona
Patricia Daddona
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is set to deliver his final State of the State address to Connecticut as the legislative session gets underway today.

In his fiscal 2019 revised $20.7 billion spending plan, which Malloy released earlier this week, spending growth would be limited to 0.3 percent, though many programs would face cutbacks compared to the 2018-19 budget adopted last October.

Malloy is proposing several changes to business taxes and tax credit programs, as well as spending $100 million to continue rehabilitating Hartford's XL Center. The facility, which is expected to go on the sales block soon, was targeted in October for only $40 million.

Malloy also wants to invest $16 million to construct parking to support redevelopment around Hartford's Bushnell Center for Performing Arts.

The address is being delivered at the state Capitol's Hall of the House of Representatives.

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