HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – When Dan Malloy was elected governor of Connecticut, there was an enthusiastic show of thumbs up from members of the business community in Fairfield County.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

The region has long been known as the lost stepchild. It’s seen more as a part of New York than Connecticut.

Malloy says this will change when he takes office.

“People in Fairfield County need to understand that there is a governor who is fully cognizant of the problems of Fairfield County,” Malloy told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “… and, by the way, the burdens that the county has been placed under by the state government.”

Says Stamford native Dan Malloy, Fairfield County’s day has come.

When he delivers his budget in February, every single resident in the state will be asked to make sacrifices.