MICHAEL J. DALY

Connecticut Post (Sunday) - - Opinion -

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

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