Lawmakers respond to Gov. Malloy's State of the State proposals

Gov. Dannel Malloy delivered his State of the State address Thursday. (2/6/14)

HARTFORD - Gov. Dannel Malloy's State of the State was met with mixed reactions by the General Assembly. 

A couple of proposals brought applause from the entire chamber, including a plan to end homelessness among veterans by the end of next year and continued bipartisan work on jobs and the economy.

The governor is also proposing to move to statewide access for universal pre-Kindergarden, serving 4,000 more children by 2018. 

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"I think we're all supportive of universal pre-K," said state Sen. John McKinney. "The question is how do you do it. That's where the difficult decisions have to be made."

This year's legislative session is only three months long and lawmakers say that will have an impact on what really gets done.

For extended reaction to the State of the State, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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