HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is joining other New England governors and the premiers of the five eastern Canadian provinces at an annual conference in Quebec that will focus on energy efficiency and climate change.
The conference was set to begin Monday.
The Connecticut General Assembly voted this year to revise clean energy requirements making it easier for state electricity companies to buy hydroelectric power produced in Canada.
Malloy, a Democrat, left on Friday for a regional meeting of the Democratic Governors Association in Vermont.
Connecticut Republican state chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. criticized Malloy, saying he’s jetting to luxury spas and resorts at taxpayer expense.
The Democratic Governors Association paid the cost of lodging associated with the Vermont trip. The Journal Inquirer reported that the Quebec trip is expected to cost the state $1,870.
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