Governor Dan Malloy is calling on the legislature to use common sense and fairness as they get to work this session.
Malloy is leaving office at the end of the year and delivered his final State of the State address to lawmakers yesterday.
The governor says Connecticut fairness means fighting discrimination, raising the minimum wage and helping people in need.
Malloy says history will judge him and state lawmakers by their actions this year as they work to build a fairer Connecticut.
Democrats by and large liked what they heard.
But, Republicans say the Governor spent far too much time talking about social issues and spending money rather than addressing the severe budget issues that the state faces.