Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered his final state of the state address Wednesday and called on state lawmakers to send a signal to the rest of the nation and world that Connecticut is a place that "will always recognize injustice and inequity," amid "growing national inequity and unfairness."
The Democrat, who is not seeking a third term, said says health care, affordable housing, a clean environment and access to the ballot are among the key issues the Legislature should focus on in the coming months. While not mentioning President Donald Trump, many of his proposals conflict with the Republican's agenda.
Malloy wants state lawmakers to preserve key elements of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate and cost-free birth control for women.
He ended his address, with his granddaughter, Grace, in his arms.
"Just in case you needed a reminder of what we work for. God bless you all," Malloy said.