HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has
been named to head a National Governors Association committee
working on education and jobs issues.

Others named Thursday to the 12-member Education and Workforce
Committee include Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Rhode Island
Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY’-fee) and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.

The governors work to make sure their views are considered in
shaping federal policy.

Malloy says the governors “need to let Washington know loud and
clear the policies that will help our children and our workforce
compete with anyone in the world.”

The New England states represented have a range of job concerns.
Rhode Island has had the second highest unemployment in the
country, 10.8 percent in July, and Vermont the lowest, at 5 percent
for the same period.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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