In his State of the State Address, Governor Malloy said Connecticut has made a lot of positive changes in recent years. Including creating 40,000 private sector jobs, lowering Connecticut's long term debt by more than 11.5 billion dollars, and leaving the state with a $500 million surplus this year.
Unveiling his 2014 agenda, Malloy announced a $125 million investment to support Connecticut businesses, and further support the state's Small Business Express Program.
The governor also proposed to raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017 and pledged to end homelessness for veterans by the end of 2015.
He says an additional $270 million has been added to the state's Rainy Day Fund, and an additional $100 million added for state pension obligations. Malloy also issuing refunds to taxpayers on sales and gas taxes of $110 to families and $55 for individuals.
In education, Malloy pledged for a universal pre-kindergarten program across the sate that would allow 4,000 more children access to early childhood education by 2018.
He also launched the Go Back to Get Ahead program, allowing residents who didn't finish college, but started at one point, to get their degree.