HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is scheduled to return from a two-day trip to Seattle, where he attended an event called the Western Policy Conference with four other governors.

Malloy spokesman Andrew Doba says the governor and one staff member left Monday and will return Tuesday night.

Doba says that although the event was called the Western Policy Conference, it wasn’t focused on issues specific to the West. The event was sponsored by the Democratic Governors Association and the Center for Innovative Policy.

Doba says the Democratic Governors Association is paying the $2,200 travel and lodging cost for Malloy and the staff member, but not for the governor’s security detail.
Other governors who attended were Jay Inslee of Washington, Steve Bullock of Montana, Mark Dayton of Minnesota and John Kitzhaber of Oregon.
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