General Assembly

General Assembly Senate Chamber. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

No Decision Yet On Overriding Malloy Vetoes

A date has been set for the Connecticut General Assembly to respond to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s nine vetoes, but no decision has been made on whether to override any of them.


Governor Dannel Malloy at a CT Fastrak station in New Britain. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Malloy Signs Revised Connecticut Budget Into Law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a revised state budget into law, acknowledging he’d like to see at least one more change.


General Assembly Senate Chamber. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Lawmakers Consider Late Budget Changes, GOP Not Impressed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering some late changes to the Democratic budget that drew strong criticism from major state employers. But the General Assembly’s Republicans were unimpressed. Sen. Scott Frantz said the […]


Hall of the House of Representatives. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Ads By Florida, Indiana Spook Connecticut Business Groups

Connecticut business groups continued to put pressure on state lawmakers Monday to roll back proposed tax increases, pointing out how states are actively trying to take advantage of the situation and lure away businesses.


Connecticut Hall of the House. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Connecticut Lawmakers To Return To The Capitol

Despite Wednesday’s adjournment of the regular legislative session, lawmakers are expected to return to the Capitol, possibly in about two weeks, to finish voting on several bills including two that spell out details of the two-year, $40.3 billion Democratic budget.


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Legislature Approves Hospital Sales Oversight Measure

The Connecticut Senate unanimously passed legislation that brings more oversight of hospital sales and adds consumer protections such as notices of costs for nonemergency services.


Detail of items in the state Department of Transportation's proposed budget.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Lawmakers To Vote On Democratic Budget That Increases Taxes

Connecticut lawmakers were expected to vote Monday on a two-year, $40 billion Democratic budget plan that’s being met with strong resistance from Republicans, who predict the proposed tax increases will hurt all taxpayers and encourage businesses to flee the state.


Governor Dannel Malloy at a groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new campus in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Connecticut Lawmakers Plan to Vote on $40B Budget

Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reached a tentative deal on a two-year, $40 billion budget early Sunday.



Connecticut Lawmakers Return To Capitol As Deadline Looms

Connecticut lawmakers are meeting at the state Capitol in an usual Saturday legislative session to finish up their work.


General Assembly Senate Chamber. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Bill Toughens Penalty For Failure To Report Child Abuse

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Teachers, school administrators and other mandated reporters of child abuse could face a felony charge under certain circumstances for not reporting mistreatment, under a bill moving through the Connecticut General Assembly. […]