Governor Malloy: Gov. Malloy Statement on the President's State of the Union Address

 
{Governor Malloy Press Release Masthead}
 
 February 12, 2013
 
 
GOV. MALLOY STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
 
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address:
 
“In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama built upon the themes of his Inaugural Address and proposed a plan to accelerate job creation, promote long-term economic growth and grow the middle class.
 
“This plan is rooted in our values:  that if you work hard and play by the rules, you should make it in America.
 
“His speech was also a powerful call to action against gun violence. The green and white ribbons that have come to signify the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School have now, for some, become a call to action.  We have a responsibility to our children to take common sense steps now to prevent gun violence. 
 
“At the start of the President’s second term and the start of a new Congress, a fresh opportunity exists for our federal lawmakers to meet head-on our nation’s challenges and set aside rigid ideology and political brinkmanship.  I commend the President for his economic plan and for championing issues that matter to the citizens of Connecticut.”
 
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For Immediate Release: February 12, 2013
Contact: David Bednarz
David.Bednarz@ct.gov
860-524-7315 (office)
860-770-9792 (cell)