By Bill Sarno, Associate Editor
HARTFORD – It’s back to work Thursday for state workers and legislators after a messy winter storm delayed the start of a joint legislative session along with the governor’s State of the State Address Speech and lead the governor to order non-essential second shift state employees to stay home Wednesday.
The joint session will begin at noon, at which time the governor will deliver his State of the State Address.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative leaders agreed Tuesday to delay by a day the start of the joint meeting of the state Senate and General Assembly which had been scheduled for Wednesday.
Malloy’s request for the storm-precipitated delay was endorsed by Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) and Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden).
“This decision was based on the latest forecast for a serious winter storm Wednesday, and is the prudent thing to do for the safety of all concerned, ” Sharkey said.
On Wednesday, Malloy decided to order second-shift non-essential state employees to not report to work was based on consultation with his emergency management team.