Dan Malloy in 2011 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Civil Rights: CT shattered the glass ceiling with first female governor

We the people of Connecticut are blessed. We defined the American industrial revolution and became the Arsenal of Democracy that President Roosevelt called for during World War Two.

We shattered the glass ceiling of gubernatorial history thanks to Ella Grasso of Windsor Locks as the nation's first female governor, elected in her own right.

Source: 2011 Connecticut State of the State Address Jan 5, 2011

On Education: Had learning disability when there were no support programs

Growing up, I had learning disabilities that might have left me on the fringes. Back then, there were not programs to identify and support children with disabilities. But luckily for me, there was the inspiring dedication and skill of the school teachers who touched my life, and there was the sheer willpower of a mother of 8 children.
Source: 2011 Connecticut State of the State Address Jan 5, 2011

On Government Reform: Require state government to use GAAP accounting principles

Minutes [ago], I signed an executive order which begins the process of requiring the state to keep its books according to GAAP principles. We require every city and town to do it, and now we'll require the state to do it.

You will hear a lot about reducing the size of government, from the size of my office, to the number of state agencies. And not just cutting for cutting sake, but re-conceiving government so that better decisions are made and implemented faster.

Source: 2011 Connecticut State of the State Address Jan 5, 2011

On Technology: Develop CT's deepwater ports & Bradley airport

We will put in place an economic development strategy that makes sense for the 21st century economy, aggressively competing for lucrative biotech, nanotech, fuel cell technology and stem cell research jobs.

We will aggressively develop our three deepwater ports to spark commercial activity and decrease our reliance on heavy trucking and the congestion they bring to our highways. We will make Bradley International Airport an independent entity, freeing it to better grow its passenger base.

Source: 2011 Connecticut State of the State Address Jan 5, 2011

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