Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and House Speaker Christopher Donovan encountered each other today for the first time since an installment of the three-week, behind-the-scenes look at the Malloy Administration included some less-than-flattering views of Donovan by the Malloyalists.

“Hey, how are you?” Malloy said, when he noticed Donovan approach him today at a reception for retiring Rep. Marie Kirkley-Bey, D-Hartford.

They shook hands. Donovan later sat next to Malloy, slapping his leg.

A number of Malloy’s top staffers stood off to the side, grinning like naughty school boys.

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A gubernatorial glance at the watch as the governor and speaker applaud Kirkley-Bey.

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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