Report: Ex-aide to Malloy hired by highway toll operator

-FILE - Governor Dannel Malloy.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A builder and operator of highway tolls has hired a firm employing a former top adviser to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as the governor is making transportation a major issue of his second term.

Hearst Connecticut Media reports that Roy Occhiogrosso, who led Malloy’s unsuccessful 2006 gubernatorial campaign and his winning races in 2010 and 2014, is a managing partner at the Hartford-based Global Strategy Group. It entered a $60,000-a-year agreement last month to represent the HNTB Corp. in Kansas City.

Occhiogrosso is listed with the state as the main Connecticut lobbyist for HNTB, a consulting firm for public works, including management of tolls.

The company and Occhiogrosso did not comment.

Tanya Meck, executive vice president and managing partner at Global Strategy Group, said his “experiences and relationships” will benefit clients.

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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

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