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Special Session Could Take Up Jobs Bill

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Connecticut State Capitol. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Connecticut State Capitol. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

By SUSAN HAIGH,  Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Senate President Donald Williams Jr. says he’s confident that a failed bipartisan job creation bill can be resurrected when Connecticut’s General Assembly reconvenes for a special session to finish some budget-related bills.

The Democrat from Brooklyn told reporters on Thursday that he’s puzzled why the bill, which extends a small business assistance program to more companies, was not taken up for a vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. It was the final day of the legislative session.

The bill was on hold in the House as advocates for increasing the minimum wage tried to garner enough support in the Senate.

Williams said he told House Speaker Chris Donovan that there were not enough votes to pass the bill.

Lawmakers are considering holding a special session on June 25.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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