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Autocracy in Connecticut, the new normal

Coronavirus, we have been told countless times, has knocked “government as we know it” into a cocked hat. Purely as a practical matter, we in Connecticut have no fully operative legislature or judiciary. This means that our usual three legged governmental stool – legislative, judicial and executive branches of government – is lacking two legs. Only the executive department, in the person of Gov. Ned Lamont, is operating on all cylinders and at, some would say, excessive speed.