Malloy to address the state in televised speech at 5

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will address the Newtown shooting tragedy tonight at 5 p.m. in a speech televised live from his office in the State Capitol.

Until Friday morning, when his office was notified of a mass-shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the governor’s most pressing concern was negotiating a deficit-mitigation plan to be taken up Wednesday by the legislature.

Malloy, 57, whose first term as governor has been dominated by struggles to stabilize Connecticut’s finances and revive its economy, now will take on a far different role addressing a state’s grief.