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Gov. Malloy makes his case

In his budget address to the legislature, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wednesday revealed some of the sacrifices he's expecting state employees to make to reach his goal of cutting $2 billion in costs over the next two years.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy turns to address a reporter's question as he leaves the floor of the State House after presenting his proposed budget to a joint session of the state General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy presents his proposed budget to a joint session of the state General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy presents his proposed budget to a joint session of the state General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

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State Rep. Tim O'Brien, of New Britain, feeds his 11-month old daughter, Olivia, on the house floor prior to Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy budget address to a joint session of the state General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler, left, is introduced to State Rep. Michelle Cook, of Torrington, obscured right, by Reps. Diana Urban, center, and Ernest Hewett on the house floor prior to Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy budget address to a joint session of the state General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

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State Senator Edith Prague turns to comment to a Senate colleague as Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy presents his proposed budget to a joint session of the state General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

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State Rep. Stephen Dargan, center, of West Haven, is surrounded by house colleagues prior to a joint session of the state General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 to hear Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget presentation.

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Legislators stream out of the house chambers after Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy presented his proposed budget to a joint session of the state General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stops for coffee in the cafeteria of the Legislative Office Building prior to presenting his proposed budget to a joint session of the state General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy turns to embrace Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman after presenting his proposed budget to a joint session of the state General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

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