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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has reached a deal to keep Sikorsky Aircraft headquartered in Connecticut until 2034. Dozens of Sikorsky employees gathered on the hot black tarmac in front of the new King Stallion helicopter for the announcement on Wednesday.

Malloy has a lot to be grateful for. Last week, he cut a deal with Pratt and Whitney to keep manufacturing jet engines in the state. He says he has many people to thank for making sure Sikorsky could stay – but one person stood out.

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Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy's popularity rating has hit a new low, with a majority of registered voters disapproving of how the Democrat has managed the state's economy, jobs, budget and taxes.

Connecticut and New York will lag behind western states in job growth in 2014. That’s according to a report by the Pew Center for Charitable Trusts published today. Connecticut does fare the best overall of the New England states, however.