It was a year ago today that Dannel P. Malloy was inaugurated as Connecticut’s 88th governor.

On his first anniversary, Malloy is giving blood, conducting a ceremonial bill signing, addressing groups in Hartford and New Britain and then closing the day in Norwich with a town-hall meeting about his year as governor.

He gives blood at 11 a.m. at the Red Cross in Farmington, then pops next door to the UConn Health Center for a ceremonial signing at noon of the bill that makes possible a state-financed genetics research institute with Jackson Laboratory.

At 2:30 p.m., he addresses the first meeting of the restructured Governor’s Council for Agricultural Development, which will advise the Department of Agriculture on ways to increase consumer consumption of Connecticut grown products.

At 4:30 p.m., he will speak at the Governor’s Education Workshop about his plans to introduce education reform legislation during the 2012 regular session of the General Assembly. The session begins next month.

At 7:00 p.m., Malloy will attend “A Conversation with the Governor,” a meeting in Norwich hosted by Ray Hackett of The Norwich Bulletin. The event will be streamed live.

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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