×

An emotional State of the State

"What befell Newtown is not something we thought possible in any of Connecticut's beautiful towns or cities. And yet, in the midst of one of the worst days in our history, we also saw the best of our state," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

1 of 9

Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy chokes back a sob as he addresses the Newtown tragedy during his State of the State address to the opening of the 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

2 of 9

Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Cathy Malloy, wife of Governor Dannel P. Malloy, wipes a tear as she sits with Newtown First Selectwoman Pat Llodra and School Superintendent Dr. Janet Robinson during the governor's State of the State address to the opening of the 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

3 of 9

Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his State of the State address to the opening of the 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

4 of 9

Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Departing Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, left, greets his successor, Rep. Brendan Sharkey, (D- Hamden), to the podium to take office on the opening day of the 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

5 of 9

Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Rep. Auden Grogins, (D-Bridgeport), hugs Rep. Bob Godfrey, (D-Danbury), after taking their oaths of office on the opening day of the 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

6 of 9

Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Newly elected Rep. Emmett Riley, (D-Norwich), left, kisses his wife, and predecessor in office, Melissa Riley, after taking the oath of office on the opening day of the 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

7 of 9

Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Rep. Betsy Ritter, left, (D-Waterford) speaks with Rep. Ed Moukawsher, (D-Groton), on the opening of the 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

8 of 9

Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

New Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, (D-Hamden), pauses in making his opening comments on the opening day of the 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

9 of 9

Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Mashantucket Pequot tribal chairman Rodney Butler, right, chats with Rep. Diana Urban, (D-North Stonington), prior to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's State of the State address to the opening of the 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.