Some lawmakers have criticized the consolidation of state trooper barracks and dispatching, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy insists the mergers are saving money.
Connecticut’s House of Representatives early Sunday morning approved a state budget deal reached between legislative Democrats and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that expands gambling in Connecticut and shifts about $6 billion in mostly health care spending for the poor from under the state’s constitutional spending cap.
Connecticut lawmakers are set to announce a task force for a clean energy research and development facility on the campus of the former Norwich State Hospital in Preston and Norwich.
Senate President Don Williams says he is optimistic that both the House and Senate will vote on a budget early next week, possibly Monday or Tuesday.