Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gov. Malloy's JJB Keynote Address

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered the keynote speech at Monday's Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner. Here is his speech in it's entirety:

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Demand Progress said...

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