Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman will hold a town hall forum in our city on the evening of Tuesday, February 16, 2016, to discuss Malloy's budget principles, his proposals for adapting state government to a changing economy, and other issues concerning the future of the state.
The forum will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Middletown City Hall inside of the Common Council Chambers (245 deKoven Drive, Middletown). Residents who would like an opportunity to ask the Governor a question should arrive about 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to submit their name on a sign-up sheet. The forum is open to the public.
Our city's event will be the second stop in a series of town hall forums that the Governor and Lt. Governor will be holding throughout the 2016 legislative session.
Malloy held a well attended forum such as this in 2011 (EYE coverage), also to discuss the budget process. At that event, hosted by Mayor Giuliano, Malloy dismissed partisans on both ends of the political spectrum. When someone accused the Democratic legislature of profligacy, he shifted the blame to the previous 20 years of Republican governors. When a progressive called for higher taxes on the rich, he stated that he preferred a more moderate approach.
Additional information is available on the Governor's website at www.ct.gov/governor.