A Check-Up With Governor Dannel P. Malloy

Jul 23, 2012

Last week Dannel P. Malloy got the kind of press coverage that governors dream of. Unfortunately, he got it in New Jersey, which is not the state he governs. A columnist for the Star Ledger revisited a two-year-old flare up between Malloy and New Jersey governor Chris Christie who taunted Malloy about his tax policies which he said would drive jobs out of Connecticut and into New Jersey where he, Christie, would be waiting with open arms. 

The Star Ledger columnist essentially says Christie was wrong, Malloy was right and that Malloy's centrist vision was more attractive to potential employers like Jackson Labs. Connecticut's unemployment rate has fallen. New Jersey's is stagnating, said the columnist.Dan Malloy joins us in studio today. He green lighted the busway, launched a new state branding campaign, raised taxes, repealed the death penalty and challenged the unions. So how does he think he's doing? Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.