Connecticut legislature to hold special session on jobs

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October 18, 2011


HARTFORD, Connecticut: Governor Dan Malloy filed an executive order with the Secretary of State's office on October 13 calling for a special session of the state legislature to focus on jobs and economic development.[1] It will begin at 11 a.m. on October 26.

The executive order states the reason for the session is to enact legislation that “improves job creation, promotes economic growth, creates a better business climate, develops a sustainable and competitive workforce, and ensures that Connecticut becomes an international center for bioscience research.”[2]

The session is the culmination of a jobs tour Malloy began in June, making some 70 stops throughout the state to gather ideas on how to create jobs. He is scheduled to release a bipartisan package of these ideas soon, possibly this week.

The legislature adjourned the 2011 regular session on June 8. Malloy previously called a special session on June 30 to address the budget deficit.[3]

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