Gov. Dannel Malloy is headed to Washington again. He’s one of a dozen or so Democratic governors who’ve been invited to the White House to talk to President Barack Obama about jobs and the economy.

The White House said the discussions will focus on “ways Washington and the states can work together to grow the economy and create jobs.”

Although it’s not on the official agenda, it’s a safe bet the sesssion will also touch on the spending showdowns looming in both Washington and state Capitols around the country. With Democrats on the defensive in many of these confrontations, there’s good reason for the Democratic governors and the party’s top leader to huddle on these emerging battles.

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