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Patch’s Poll: Has Malloy Accomplished A Lot As Governor So Far?

Connecticut’s chief elected official lists all his successes during the first 18 months in office in an interview with WFSB.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has no disappointments and is very happy being governor of Connecticut, according to statements he made on WFSB’s “Face the State" program on Sunday.

Malloy also told the Sunday news show he’s accomplished a lot in his first 18 months in office, such as “nearly balancing the state budget, winning education reform and pushing legislation to permit Sunday liquor sales,” according to a report by The Associated Press.

Malloy was elected in 2010 by a small margin after beating Republican candidate Tom Foley. He’s the first Democrat to hold the office of governor in two decades.

, the governor said that would be due to lawmakers overestimating the pace of the national economic recovery, according to the AP.

Read the rest of the story here.

But, with that in mind, we want to know your thoughts about the governor’s job over the past two years.  Do you agree or not with his assessment that he’s accomplished a lot as governor? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Tom gall July 09, 2012 at 09:28 PM
If taxing way over and above is good!!!! The worst tin recent memory.
edmund dantes July 09, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Indiana closed the revenue gap with spending cuts, Illinois used the Malloy method of massive tax hikes on the middle class. Guess which state now has a $2 billion surplus and is in pretty good shape despite the recession? And which is deeper in the hole? http://althouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/heres-tale-of-two-states-that-should.html Malloy is the worst governor since Weicker, who single-handedly ruined Connecticut. Malloy should be embarrassed to appear in public.
prkrsttn July 10, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Any good he might have done is outweighed by the egregious political deals he made, the biggest one of which was the land swap in Haddam, where he signed a bill that allowed conservation land to be traded with another piece of wildly different value, to one developer, in return for some political favors, like getting some of his agenda passed. He sold out on the public and no one can forget that. Politics comes first for him--at our expense.
Keep the river front for all of us July 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM
I think the fact that the DEAL in Haddam was never closed, shows that WE citizens can have a voice and CAN make a difference. It brought to light how much goes on and gets approved behind closed doors. We don't find out until they are said and done UNLESS we become more active and look out for "ourselves".

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