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Conn. governor to meet with Biden about gun ideas

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is heading to Washington, D.C., to meet with Vice President Joe Biden about the administration's gun control proposals and to attend President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

Malloy is scheduled to meet with Biden this evening. While he was invited to Obama's announcement this week, Malloy was unable to attend because of prior commitments.

Malloy's spokesman, Andrew Doba, says the governor will likely discuss issues state officials plan to pursue following the deadly school shooting in Newtown that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.

The Democratic governor is also scheduled this weekend to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors on education reform. Doba says gun violence prevention will likely be discussed.

Malloy will return to Connecticut on Tuesday.