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Malloy Wraps Up Listening Tour in Middletown

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The 17th and final stop on Governor Malloy’s barnstroming tour to pitch his state budget proposal makes its final stop in Middletown tonight.

Residents have packed most of the meetings, eager to talk to the governor about his proposed two-year, $40 billion state budget and his plans for closing a $3.5 billion deficit in the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Many voiced concerns about the $1.5 billion in tax increases Malloy has proposed in the first year of the budget.  Others criticized Malloy for cutting state aid to important programs and not increasing taxes on the rich.

The event is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Middletown High School auditorium.

Interest in Malloy’s tour has been so great that many of the events were moved to larger venues.

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