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Gov. to hold first town hall forum in Stamford tonight

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Gov. Dannel Malloy  to hold first town hall forum in Stamford on Thursday night. (WFSB photo) Gov. Dannel Malloy to hold first town hall forum in Stamford on Thursday night. (WFSB photo)
STAMFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The governor is slated on Thursday night to hold the first in a series of town hall forums he promised would address the state of the state.

Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said the forum is set to take place at the University of Connecticut's Stamford campus from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

It's being held in the campus's Gen Re Auditorium.

Malloy announced the public forums during his state of the state address earlier this month.

He said it would give people the chance to weigh in on his proposals for adapting state government to a changing economy and other issues concerning the future of the state.

In his address, Malloy unveiled a state budget plan with no tax increases, but a number of cuts.

Funding would be cut to a number of state agencies and could result in 1,000 layoffs.

The plan was devised because the state still faces a half billion dollar deficit regardless of previous cuts.

Malloy said those looking to ask him a question should arrive about 30 minutes before the start of the event to put their name on a sign-up sheet.

The governor said Stamford was the first stop in a series of forums that will be held throughout the 2016 legislative session.

The dates of the others will be announced in the coming weeks.

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