How to transition to power on $100,000

One of our Hearst Connecticut Newspapers – The Stamford Advocate – reported today that Democratic Governor-elect Dannel Malloy and his wife Cathy will miss the city’s annual UBS Parade this weekend to attend a seminar for new governors in Colorado.

Since Malloy will not be sworn in until January 5 I wondered how he was paying for this trip.

Turns out, according to a Malloy spokesman, the Colorado visit and other expenses considered transition-related are being funded through $100,000 set aside in October by the state’s Finance Advisory Committee.

The money came out of retiring Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s office budget.

Brian Lockhart