A passionate crowd of people packed Middletown City Hall on Tuesday evening for a chance to hear from the governor.
Gov. Dannel Malloy held a public forum on Tuesday where voters could ask him anything they wanted to know, and folks didn’t hold back.
The series of town hall meetings was prompted by the most recent state budget, but on Tuesday the audience took advantage of the fact that nothing was off limits.
Voters fired off questions on some of the most talked about issues, like the proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Others asked about the possibility of expanding casino gambling in the state.
Malloy said the proposed third casino, which appears slated for Hartford, East Hartford, Windsor Locks, and East Windsor should only move forward if it clearly becomes a safe bet for the state.
Finally, people also asked about the governor’s controversial plan that he said would cut down on wait times at the DMV.
His proposal includes a plan that would lift the ban on people who owe on back taxes or parking tickets from registering their vehicles.
The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, and others, said it could embolden tax cheats, but Malloy said his goal is simpler.
"I think part of the problem in Connecticut is we tend to think of things not in the eye of the consumer but in the eye of the provider...and we need to find the right balance,” Malloy said,
Malloy is holding another town hall meeting next Tuesday at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven.
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