By Mark Pazniokas Tuesday, March 22, 2011
STAMFORD--Gov. Dannel P. Malloy scanned the auditorium Tuesday night, looking for familiar faces. His budget director, a former official in his mayoral administration, sat up in the balcony, as did at least one of the governor's six brothers. Malloy saw them and grinned.
The ninth in the governor's series of town hall meetings on the budget brought him home. This is the city where he grew up, raised three sons and launched a political career. In his 14 years as mayor, the city and the politician each prospered. Now, he was back, selling a tough budget.