Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who faces delivering a tough budget address next month, can look for some pointers Tuesday night at the State of the Union.

U.S. Rep. John B. Lason, D-1st District, said Monday that Malloy will be his guest during President Obama’s speech Tuesday night.

“It is my honor to invite my friend, Governor Malloy, as my guest to this year’s State of the Union address. President Obama will present our nation’s agenda for creating jobs and a plan for us to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world,” Larson said.

Larson was a strong backer of Malloy during his primary campaign.

“I’ve been clear that my main focus as Connecticut’s governor is to create new jobs while getting our fiscal house in order,” Malloy said. “I’m eager to hear President Obama’s agenda for some of the very same issues. Getting people back to work while facing some very real challenges, both in the state and nationally, won’t be an easy task. But it’s a necessary one. I’ll work with anybody and everybody who is committed to this recovery, including our delegation in Washington and President Obama.”

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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