One sign that Governor Malloy has done something unusual with his budget proposal this year is the reaction he is getting from his most reliable critics.
Republican leaders in the legislature were quick to praise Malloy's budget plan - even while claiming he was using their playbook. Meanwhile, two well known Malloy critics, Chris Powell of the Journal Inquirer and Kevin Rennie of the Hartford Courant, say Malloy's budget approach is what the state needs - while Rennie raises the key question about how the legislature will react.
This Time Save the State - Chris Powell, JI
Can Legislators Stick to Diet - Kevin Rennie, Courant