MICHAEL J. DALY
It was quite a week of beginnings and endings.
Ned Lamont was elected governor and does he have his work cut out for him.
He has a solid majority of Democrats in the state legislature, so he will have no excuse for not being able to advance his agenda.
Connecticut is in rough, rough shape. In addition to its billion dollar budget holes and a choking obligation to retired state employees, this still beautiful state has a lousy reputation both inside and out.
Lamont is a successful business guy, well known in that community, has played a role in bringing business to Connecticut and, if he can convince more to come, he’ll be headed in the right direction.
As a member of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group editorial board — a former member now, but we’ll get to that — I thought it odd that Bob Stefanowski, the outsider’s outsider, had this sudden interest in being the governor of Connecticut.
The guy hadn’t voted in 16 years. It’s like a kid from another neighborhood wandering into a sandlot game and saying not only does he want to play, he