Gov. Malloy's 2016 State of the State Address

David Cadden

David Cadden, professor emeritus in the School of Business at Quinnipiac University, is available to discuss Gov. Malloy's 2016 State of the State Address. 

"It would appear that Gov. Malloy has recognized that the old ways of doing political business in the state capital are no longer viable," Cadden said. "Deficits and unfunded liabilities have created an environment that is perceived to be hostile to business. Business has responded by leaving Connecticut or failing to grow within the state. This has resulted in a decline in tax revenues, which further exacerbates the deficit crisis. 

"In addition, political intransigence, in which each side perceives they are the only ones in possession of 'the way the truth and the light,' leads to stalemates that fail to address the underlying issues confronting the state," Cadden said. "What's needed is the ability to draw upon the best ideas of both sides of the aisle. Given the current political climate in the United States, this may be impossible to achieve. They must also recognize that there's going to be considerable pain for the affected state workers, their families, Connecticut businesses and politicians facing re-election. The state government should review the way it conducts business. It should introduce lean initiatives that simplify bureaucratic procedures while still providing quality service to the citizenry. One can only hope that the crisis has reached a sufficient level that prompt politicians to stop the rhetoric and start working on legitimate solutions." 

If you're interested in speaking to Cadden, please contact John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).

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