Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office has become the latest entity in state government to enter the social media arena.

The Office of Policy and Management launched its own Twitter account this week with the handle ConnOPM.

“People are increasingly getting their news from nontraditional sources and ‘social media’ is one of them,” OPM spokesman Gian-Carl Casa said Monday. “It’s also a way to get in touch with more traditional media outlets.”

Another use for Twitter, as the 2014 gubernatorial elections approach, is to get a campaign message out to the voters.

“Connecticut’s making progress in tackling our budget and fiscal problems, and we’ll use Twitter to help get that information to the press and the general public,” Casa added.

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