Gov. Dannel P. Malloy angrily rebuffed a request by state utility regulators for greater independence, inviting them Monday to resign if they cannot live within the unique structure his administration created in a merged Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
“I’m not in agreement with it. I’ve been in government for a long time. I’m used to people wanting to have their own empire. I don’t believe that that’s what’s necessary,” Malloy said. Then he sharply added, “And if any of the commissioners find that objectionable, they can always act on it.”
Malloy, who spoke at a general press conference after a Bond Commission meeting, was asked if that meant they could resign.
“They could resign,” Malloy said. For full article…