Wait, What? Malloy Reimburses People Magazine…

“To remove a needless distraction when there are far more important public policy issues to deal with, Gov. Malloy has made the decision to personally reimburse People Magazine for the costs of his attendance at the White House Correspondents Dinner. He has written a personal check for $1,234.62,” said his spokesman, Andrew Doba.

You have got to be kidding me!

So it was an official  visit to Washington, but he will reimburse People Magazine…and yet the taxpayers will still pick up the tab for the airfare, accommodations, payroll and overtime for Malloy’s security detail – – – the cost of which Malloy’s office refused to provide…

As just reported in the CT Mirror, Malloy’s spokesperson said;

  • “We are confident that People Magazine’s payment would have been proper under Connecticut’s ethics laws…The governor attended the event in his official capacity and used the opportunity to advance Connecticut’s interests. The governor’s office accepted People Magazine’s gift in order to relieve taxpayers of the cost. Instead of shifting the cost to the taxpayers, the Governor is personally paying the cost.”
  • “First, during the event, Gov. Malloy engaged in substantive discussions with numerous senior officials,” Doba said. “To note just a few discussions among many, he talked with Small Business Administrator Karen Mills about Connecticut’s Hurricane Sandy relief plan and small business investment programs under the JOBS Act, talked with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer about the strategy for pursuing federal gun control legislation, and talked with Congressman Steve Israel about proposals for the establishment of a regional infrastructure bank.”
  • “And Gov. Malloy promoted Connecticut’s economic development agenda in discussions with numerous business and media leaders.”

See CTMirror Blog Post at http://www.ctmirror.org/blogs/malloy-reimburses-people-white-house-party

  • Apartheid First

    You’re holding out on us, Doba–we know the Governor must have talked to someone about school reform. Maybe Wendy Kopp was there, pressing the flesh? School reform is very popular with celebrities.
    I would love to know how much the security detail cost.

  • mookalaboona

    Hey Malloy….you can’t have it both ways! But you love to, right? You criticize teachers and how easy it is to get tenure, but then a Newtown teacher who doesn’t have tenure is killed, and your’re all emotional. How much about Connecticut were you talking about to Amy Poehler and Jessica Pare? You’re a pathetic joke.

  • norton

    Could be mistaken but heard that the Gov dining with Pedro on New Year’s eve.