With the support of three moderate Democrats, including Waterbury's own Joan Hartley, the Republican-proposed budget passed in the Senate.
That was shock one.
Shock two came when six Democrats in the House crossed party lines to support the GOP budget plan.
Gov. Malloy has vowed to veto the bill, but suddenly and dramatically, the GOP has kicked in the door and made a place for itself in the negotiating room.
Ignored for decades in the formerly Democratic controlled legislature, Republicans, like Glenn Close's character in the movie Fatal Attraction, will no longer be ignored.
Whether the GOP, the Democrats and Gov. Malloy can reach an agreement on a budget that makes sense -- one, for example, that does not raise taxes by $1.5 billion for the third time in less than 10 years -- remains to be seen.
But Friday, September 15, 2017, was a historic day in Connecticut history.
You can read about it here.