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Malloy says budget continues plan to grow jobs

HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy promised Wednesday to keep moving Connecticut closer to recovery from the national recession by continuing investments in education and job development as he unveiled the second, two-year budget of his administration.

Acknowledging criticism from the General Assembly’s minority Republicans, Malloy defended his multimillion-­dollar efforts to help lure companies to the state, arguing that it is ‘‘incumbent upon state government to pursue jobs’’ and stimulate economic growth.

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