By SUSAN HAIGH
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is trumpeting his legislative victories as he now focuses on winning re-election, saying “real progress” has been made to improve Connecticut’s financial footing.
The Democrat called the latest General Assembly session, which adjourned at midnight Wednesday, productive. He touted how lawmakers passed a Democratic budget that was balanced, did not raise taxes and passed initiatives such as expanded pre-kindergarten opportunities and a massive tax credit deal with United Technologies Corp.
But legislative Republicans contend there were few political victories Malloy can claim from the last session.
Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, a Republican candidate for governor this year, said Malloy argues progress is being made toward the state’s economic recovery, but “that’s not reality to too many people in the state of Connecticut.”
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