Morning radio show raising money to get Gov. Malloy to quit

<p>A popular morning radio show is raising money to get Gov. Dannel Malloy to quit.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 9, 2017, 4:28 PM

Updated 2,414 days ago

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A popular morning radio show is raising money to get Gov. Dannel Malloy to quit.
At WPLR studios in Milford, the Chaz & AJ Show this morning launched a GoFundMe page to help with the state budget crisis, but the calls quickly turned to the governor.
Callers began offering money for Malloy to step down early.
The governor's approval ratings have hovered below 30-percent as Connecticut has now gone 100 days without a state budget.
"As the show progressed, our tribe decided that the money should go to offer Gov. Malloy a severance package to leave early,” says Chaz. “He wants to leave, we want him to leave. We're all on the same page, so let's make this happen."
News 12 Connecticut reached out to Gov. Malloy’s office for a response.
The governor’s spokesman, Chris Collibee, released this statement, “We understand that the on-air characters that ‘shock jocks’ play are meant to be entertaining with their outlandish antics. But the reality is, for state leaders and for most taxpayers, the state budget is a very serious matter. And the people of this state are counting on us to remain focused on the task at hand and to not be sidetracked by such silly stunts. To that end, the administration continues to work with legislative leaders in earnest toward a budget that puts Connecticut on the right track."
For his part, over the past week, the governor has met several times with leaders from both parties, trying to finally reach a budget deal all sides can agree on.


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