Is it possible to wow the MetroHartford Alliance on a Tuesday morning, then make the Working Families Party happy on a Wednesday night?

We’ll find out tomorrow.

Dan Malloy got good reviews this morning for a clear-eyed speech about the state’s fiscal condition and economic climate to Greater Hartford’s major business association, the MetroHartford Alliance.

He’ll be the featured speaker Wednesday night in Meriden at the annual awards dinner of the Working Families Party, a labor-backed group that cross-endorsed him, mainly for his support of a proposal loved by the WFP and hated by business — legislation requiring businesses to offer paid sick days.

Malloy calls it a modest public health initiative. Business groups say it would add to the perception that Connecticut has a poor business climate.

“We’re not always going to agree,” Malloy said.

The Working Families intend to honor three people: Juan Figueroa, the president of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut; Carmen Boudier, the president, District 1199/SEIU; and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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