Capitol Report: Two Governors Come Seeking Jobs

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Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota visited Connecticut last week to try and lure jobs back to their home states. Some gun manufacturers have said they will leave Connecticut due to the state’s new gun control law. The Capitol Report panel discusses.

Below is part of Dan Haar’s article from the Hartford Courant about the governors’ visit. Read more at

Three governors crisscrossed the state Monday, all looking to bolster their business strength, and no, there won’t be a punch line here — other than the knockout that Texas Gov. Rick Perry and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard are trying to inflict on our own Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

It was a day for the high art of political civility, which is to say, brutal competition barely masked. From the way these red-state dignitaries were talking, it’s lights-out time in Connecticut. You’d think the cost of doing business, in dollars, is the whole ballgame. It isn’t.

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