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Delayed Legislative Session Set To Start

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Connecticut's Capitol (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Connecticut’s Capitol (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut legislators are returning to Hartford for the opening of this year’s legislative session, delayed one day due to a winter storm.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is scheduled to address a joint session of the General Assembly on Thursday at noon. He is scheduled to unveil his administration’s proposed changes to the second year of the two-year budget, enacted last year.

Malloy has already revealed details of his legislative agenda this session, including a call to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017.

Malloy also has plans for the projected $505 million surplus from the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. Besides setting aside $250 million for the state’s Rainy Day Fund, he’s proposed paying down pension debt and providing a sales and gas tax refund.

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