Governor holds first of several town halls across the state to hear from residents

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STAMFORD — The first of many town hall meetings kicked off in Stamford Thursday night with Gov. Dannel Malloy soliciting questions from the standing-room-only audience.

A variety of topics were covered, including transportation, housing costs, taxes, GE's departure, and on-going budget negotiations.

The budget was especially highlighted during the evening because Connecticut is facing a tighter wallet and Malloy is calling for across the board spending cuts.

“We are living in a different economic dynamic,” said the governor. “One that is unlike anything that we have experienced in any time in recent history.”

The next town hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday in Middletown.