Connecticut's economy is still spinning its wheels. Unemployment has hit 9 percent as the state continues to shed jobs, and fresh reports paint Connecticut as among the nations most hostile to business.
At the same time, the fiscal condition of the state itself is growing ever more sour.
It is clear something has to change in Hartford. But should it be attitudes or people --or both? Fairfield voters have tough choices to make when they cast ballots Tuesday for seats in the Connecticut legislature.
And in this opinion section, the candidates will get the last word on Friday.
The newspaper invited Democratic and Republican candidates to write op-ed pieces of up to 750 words stating their cases.