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Dan Malloy: On-time on-budget completion of Q Bridge project & CTfastrak

We are improving our transportation system as we speak, thanks to the investments we've made together. The on-time and on-budget completion of the Q Bridge project means that, on a daily basis, 140,000 motorists are getting to where they need to go with greater ease.

And with CTfastrak, more people are riding Connecticut transit buses to work. Exceeding all initial projections, average ridership on CTfastrak is as high as 19,000 people per weekday.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Connecticut Legislature Jan 4, 2017

Tom Foley: No comment on reducing mass transit funding

Foley was short on specifics when quizzed on a number of issues. The Connecticut Post reported that the Greenwich millionaire would not say whether he would reduce mass transit funding, or identify which state regulations he would wish to roll back.
Source: Huffington Post on 2014 Connecticut gubernatorial race Aug 7, 2014

Dan Malloy: Invest in Jackson Labs & Bioscience Connecticut

Gov. Dannel Malloy is facing a scrum of Republicans. In 2014 Republicans are expected to again challenge Malloy on taxes and the size of the state budget, and on Connecticut's business climate, which critics blast as one of the worst in the nation.

Malloy, meanwhile, will point to long-term agreements he has made with state unions and the hundreds of millions of dollars he has invested in Jackson Labs, Bioscience Connecticut, the busway and other economic development initiatives designed to attract or retain new business to the state. Malloy will also likely emphasize that under his leadership the state has been able to eliminate projected spending deficits of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Source: The Hartford Courant on 2014 Connecticut gubernatorial race Jan 5, 2014

Dan Malloy: Innovation Ecosystem: connect investors for high-skill jobs

Innovation Ecosystem: connect investors for high-skill jobs Just a few months ago, I announced the third plank of our economic development strategy--the Innovation Ecosystem. The program has one goal--connecting people that have good ideas with capital investors. Innovation Ecosystem: connect investors for high-skill jobs The key is making government an active partner rather than a bystander who watches markets develop elsewhere.

Source: 2013 Connecticut State of the State address Jan 9, 2013

Dan Malloy: 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

Richard Blumenthal: Engage private sector to gather intel for homeland security

Q: Do you consider it good luck or good planning that we have not had a major terrorist attack on American shores?

McMAHON: Both. The terrorists only need to succeed once, while we must get it right every single time.

BLUMENTHAL: While I am thankful that there has not been a successful attack on American shores since 9/11/2001, real threats remain. It is therefore vital that we use both military and non-military methods to target and attack the terrorists where they are. This includes targeting Al Qaeda's organizations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen as well as its affiliates like Al-Shabaab in Somalia. At the same time, we must do more at home to remedy the unacceptable flaws exposed in our homeland security, by improving information sharing, bringing together the best technology and the most effective management strategies to get people working across agencies, and to engage the private sector to collect, understand, and mobilize information in real time to improve our national security.

Source: Connecticut Jewish Ledger coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate Sep 29, 2010

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