MALLOY ON UCONN HEALTH CENTER DECISION:
DISAPPOINTED, BUT IT'S NOT THE END OF THE ROAD
December 29, 2010
(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor-Elect Dan Malloy today released the following statement after learning that the University of Connecticut Health Center was not the recipient of federal funds under the Infrastructure to Expand Access to Care (IEAC) program.
"I'm disappointed in this decision, but I'm not at all willing to say it's the end of the road for this project. A renovated, expanded UConn Health Center is something I think is critical to the economic revival of central Connecticut, and it would clearly benefit the state from a public health standpoint and from an education standpoint. It's the type of investment we need to fight for. While I'm not yet Governor, I cannot ignore the implications this decision will have on my administration going forward. I'm going to take some time to see what options there are in terms of funding for this critical project and I've tasked my staff to propose innovative and alternative ways in which we can move this project forward. This is a disappointment and a set-back, but we cannot allow it to be an insurmountable obstacle to our state's future success and competitiveness."
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