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Gov. Malloy delivers State of the State

The state's 2014 legislative session begins today with economic development, education and a $506 million budget surplus on the agenda.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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State Rep. Betsy Ritter (D-Waterford) stands to applaud the proposal by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to expand Pre-kindergarten programs in the state during his budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is joined at the podium by his wife Cathy after delivering his budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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Former state senator Edith Prague, right, and current senator Andrew Maynard (D-Stonington) applaud as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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State Rep. Betsy Ritter, (D-Waterford), second from right, chats with state Comptroller Kevin Lembo, right, in the foyer of the state Capitol building prior to the opening of the 2014 legislative session Thursday, February 6, 2014.

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State Rep. Betsy Ritter, (D-Waterford), left, and state Sen. Cathy Osten (D-Sprague), chat as they walk through the foyer of the state Capitol building prior to the opening of the 2014 legislative session Thursday, February 6, 2014.

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State senate Majority Leader Martin Looney (D-New Haven) works at his desk prior to the opening of the 2014 legislative session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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State Rep. Ed Moukawsher (D-Groton) connects his laptop at his desk in the house chambers prior to the opening of the 2014 legislative session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, right, speaks with Rep. Fred Camillo, (R-Greenwich) in the house chambers prior to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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State Rep. Betsy Ritter, left, (D-Waterford) chats with Rep. Peter Tercyak (D-New Britain) in the house champers prior to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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House Speaker Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) addresses the house on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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House Speaker Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) reaches for his gavel to call the house to order on the opening day of the 2014 legislative session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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Former speakers of the Connecticut House of Representatives, from left, Jim Amann, Moira Lyons and Thomas Ritter chat as they wait for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to arrive and deliver his budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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State senate minority leader John McKinney, right, and house minority leader Larry Cafero, left, applaud as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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State constitutional officers, from right to left, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Attorney General George Jepson and Treasurer Denise Nappier, listen as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his budget address to a joint convention of the state legislature on the opening day of the 2014 session Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the state Capitol in Hartford.

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Governor Dannel Malloy, right, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman sit for an interview with CTN anchor Diane Smith, left, in the foyer of the state Capitol building prior to the opening of the 2014 legislative session Thursday, February 6, 2014. Malloy is scheduled to deliver his budget address to a joint session at noon.

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