Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is flying to Florida this weekend to join other governors Saturday in a dicussion on education and workforce development at the invitation-only policy conference of the State Government Affairs Council, a private association of government affairs professionals.

From the group’s web site: “Attendance is by invitation only. Those invited are: The legislative leadership of all 50 states, NCSL & CSG Executive Committees & ALEC Board of Directors, SGAC members and private sector representatives.”

The six top leaders of the Connecticut General Assembly were invited, but House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, is the only one listed as registered to attend on the group’s web site. Cafero is on a panel on the dangers of relying on gaming to balance state budgets.

Cafero says the association is paying for flight and hotel for participants.

The conference is at the Turnberry Isle Hotel, a resort in Aventura, Fla., near Miami.

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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