Democratic Budget Goes Down In FlamesIn a startling turn of events at the State Capitol this afternoon, a Republican-backed state budget was passed in the Senate on a 21-15 vote.
Sales And Income Tax Hike Not In Budget, Says MalloyGov. Dannel P. Malloy says a new state budget being finalized by lawmakers would cut hundreds of millions of dollars in spending, not increase the sales or income taxes and restore hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to cities and towns.
Lawmakers Hung Up By Budget, Partisan Fights In Final DaysThe close partisan makeup of the General Assembly and sharp disagreement over how to fix Connecticut's deficit-ridden budget are being blamed for why some major bills remain in limbo, with just days left to go in the regular legislative session.
Democrats Push Bill To Limit Outside Money For CampaignsDemocratic leaders of the Connecticut House of Representatives say they're optimistic a bill that attempts to reduce the amount of outside money spent on state elections will clear a key legislative hurdle.
Lawmakers Hail Bipartisan Bill To Address Crumbling FoundationsA bipartisan bill that could provide some real money to homeowners plagued by failing foundations in Eastern Connecticut has cleared the legislature's public safety committee.
Special Elections Planned To Fill Legislative SeatsAnother special election is being held to fill vacant seats in the Connecticut General Assembly.
Immigrant Students Plan To Turn Out To Legislative HearingImmigrant students without legal status in the United States say they plan to turn out in large numbers for a legislative hearing on whether to make them eligible for institutional financial assistance at state-run colleges and universities.
Pension Restructuring Plan Narrowly Clears General AssemblyA plan to restructure state pension obligations has narrowly cleared the Connecticut General Assembly, despite complaints from Republicans that it doesn't rein in pension costs.
Connecticut House Democratic Leadership Team Is Taking ShapeThe likely leadership of the Connecticut House of Representatives is beginning to take shape.
New State Laws Take Effect TodayA batch of new laws is taking effect in Connecticut.
Vote Postponed On Bail Reform ProposalLawmakers in Connecticut's House of Representatives have postponed a vote on the governor's proposal to overhaul the bail system and cut down on pre-trial detention for defendants charged with misdemeanors.
State Budget Battle Goes Into Extra InningsDemocratic leaders scrapped plans Wednesday evening to push through an 11th-hour budget deal on the final day of the legislative session, acknowledging there was not enough time to pass the bill.