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interview: connecticut governor dannel malloy Shovel ready Gov. Malloy pledges to spend more on infrastructure Gov. Dannel P. Malloy isn’t up for re-election until 2014, but after earning a narrow, hard-fought election win last November, he still hasn’t completely switched out of campaign mode. Malloy said his Republican predecessors are to blame for the current state of Connecticut’s infrastructure, and he’s determined to reverse the trend of underinvestment. Malloy beat Republican nominee Tom Foley by fewer than 7,000 votes, or 0.5 percent, in the 2010 gubernatorial election to become Connecticut’s first Democratic governor since 1991. Malloy said he knows the importance of a sound transpor tation infrastructure system, having served as the mayor of Stamford, one of the state’s busiest and most congested cities, for 14 years, making him the city’s longest-serving mayor. “For whatever reason, Republican governors have been less supportive of infrastructure investment than Democratic governors, and we haven’t had a 14 / CONNstruction / Fall 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CONNstruction - Fall 2011

Riding on Private Investments
Clean Water Fund Helps Create Infrastructure Jobs and Grow the State’s Economy
Public PLAs – Good or Bad?
Bioscience Connecticut Initiative: A Timely Investment
Shovel ready
Aiding economic growth
Wearing two hats
Jammed roadways and full trains
Major transportation initiatives in Connecticut
The Young Contractors Forum Summer Meeting
Associated General Contractors of Connecticut Annual Golf Outing
Connecticut Environmental and Utilities Contractors Association Spring Luncheon Meeting
The Connecticut Road Builders Association Spring Dinner Meeting
Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association Annual Meeting
CTASLA/CCPC Pervious Concrete Workshop
Index to Advertisers/

CONNstruction - Fall 2011