Connecticut lawmakers closed out a legislative session on Wednesday that finally resolved some perennial issues at the state Capitol.
The Connecticut Senate has granted final passage to a $20.5 billion budget deal that would increase spending by $143 million in the next fiscal year.
On a 116-27 vote, the House of Representatives approved a bill to update the state’s liquor laws, including allowing retail sales of alcohol on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Supermarkets, which already sell beer, would be able to sell beer on Sundays, as well.
After years of failed attempts to repeal the death penalty, Connecticut lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have passed legislation that abolishes the punishment for all future cases.
Quinnipiac University released a new poll today dealing with a number of Connecticut issues currently being discussed in the legislature.
A quasi-public state economic development agency faulted by government auditors for the past five years for violating financial reporting requirements has taken care of the problem by getting the Legislature and the governor to change state law.
Officials from Connecticut and an organization of Northeastern states put pressure on Congress on Friday to fund the federal home heating assistance program at least as much as it did last year, predicting dire consequences if deep cuts are enacted.
Top Connecticut Democrats and community leaders are set to speak out against proposed cuts to a federal home heating aid program.
A preliminary legislative study released Tuesday shows it costs, on average, 2 1/2 times more each year to care for someone with intellectual disabilities in a state-run group home, compared to a private-sector group home.