Public can ask questions of Gov. Malloy at Fairfield County forum

People who have a beef or compliment for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will have their chance to ask questions of the governor tonight.

Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will hold a community forum in the Norwalk City Hall community room, 125 East Ave., from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Residents who would like an opportunity to ask a question should arrive prior to the start of the event to submit their names on a sign-up sheet. The forum is open to the public and tickets are not necessary.

‘Engaging the public’

Malloy, a Democrat who was first elected in 2010 and is expected to seek re-election this year, said he is looking forward to tonight’s event.

He said he plans to discuss his agenda for the future with state residents. In particular, Malloy said he would like to discuss the state’s finances, job growth, proposals to increase universal access to pre-kindergarten and make higher education a little more affordable, and a proposed increase in the state’s minimum wage.

“Engaging the public at forums like these is a critical component in our strategy to make our communities stronger and our economy more competitive,” the governor said.

Other forums to be scheduled

The Norwalk forum is to be the first of a series of gubernatorial community forums in the near future, although no other dates and locations have been announced yet.

Malloy, according to a gubernatorial press release, "has held these forums each year since his inauguration in 2011, speaking with hundreds of citizens on a comprehensive range of topics."