Gov. Dannel Malloy and legislators deserve credit for addressing the state's budget deficit during this year's legislative session. As important as the work that was accomplished is the way in which it was done.
At a time when residents and business leaders are demanding greater accountability and value from state government, leaders balanced the budget primarily by cutting spending and without increasing taxes. The tone was set early by the governor, and lawmakers did their best to follow his lead. But as everyone knows, there is still lots of work to do.