HARTFORD - The year's legislative session came to a close yesterday with a speech from Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) at midnight.

Malloy applauded the Legislature for facing one of the most challenging times in state history. He said progress has been made in creating jobs, stabilizing the state finances, and enacting some progressive policies.

There were mixed responses on the session. Democrats handed out their summaries in Hartford today, calling it a "road to recovery" as they pointed out efforts made to stabilize the state's finances. However, Republicans dubbed their summary "broken promises" and argued against widespread tax increases.

The governor said he wants the Legislature back for a special session this fall to focus solely on job creation. He also says he wants the emphasis in next year's session to be education reform.

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