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Malloy predicts Connecticut lawmakers will OK Sikorsky deal

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday he expects lawmakers will approve a future $220 million agreement committing Sikorsky Aircraft to keeping its headquarters in the state and building a new version of nearly 200 helicopters in it.

The Democrat, appearing with company officials, workers and legislators at Sikorsky's facilities in Stratford, said legislative leaders understand the consequences of not approving the deal would be "rather dire."

"Thousands of jobs at this facility and thousands of jobs in the broader supply chain would be lost, and that's what we were looking down the barrel of a few months ago," Malloy said.

He predicted state...