Gov.-elect Dan Malloy made it clear during the campaign and has continued to talk about it at every opportunity: It will no longer be business as usual in the state of Connecticut. Major changes will be necessary, sacrifices will have to be made and there will be enough pain to go around. Yesterday, he made public his pick to head up that effort.

As The Hanging Shad reported last weekend, state Sen. Don DeFronzo will head that effort as the new commissioner of the state Department of Administrative Services. It will be under that umbrella that the restructuring will take place. Details to follow.