Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made attempts Wednesday to diffuse what he called a “dust-up” surrounding his recent veto of an Oxford jobs bill.

Malloy made the remarks while speaking at the Perkin Elmer manufacturing plant in Shelton as part of his statewide job creation tour. He was hosted by the Valley Chamber of Commerce, and spoke before an audience of primarily business owners and politicians.

The vetoed bill, which would have granted tax breaks to lure businesses and spur economic development around the airport, had bi-partisan support in the state legislature.

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