Democrat Leaders Moving Forward With State Budget Proposal, Sales Tax IncreaseDemocratic legislative leaders say they're moving toward a state budget agreement that would increase the sales tax, but by less than what House Democrats proposed back in June.
State Dems Want Budget Talks PublicSenate Democrats say because Connecticut is facing such ``dire circumstances,'' state budget negotiations should be held in public and not behind closed doors, as is the tradition.
Senate Lawmakers Reach Power-sharing AgreementSenate membership includes 18 Democrats and 18 Republicans, with the Democratic Lieutenant Governor casting a vote in the event of a tie.
State Senate Leader Gets New KidneyA Superior Court Judge was the kidney donor
Connecticut Senate President To Get Kidney TransplantConnecticut Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney is getting a new kidney.
Lawmakers Trying To Figure Out A Divided Connecticut SenateThe top two leaders of the Connecticut Senate are hoping to find a way to share power next year with a split, 18-18 Senate.
CT State Senate President Needs Kidney TransplantState Senate President Martin Looney is in need of a kidney transplant. Saint Rose of Lima church posted to Facebook seeking help and saying Looney's only kidney is failing, and he has not yet found a match.
Malloy, Lawmakers Yet To Agree On Connecticut Deficit SizeState legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday they've asked staff to nail down the size of Connecticut's current budget deficit in order to produce a possible bipartisan mid-year plan to balance the state's books.
Bill Seeks More Support For Patient CaregiversPeople caring for a patient just released from the hospital would receive information and training under a bill being considered by lawmakers in Connecticut, the latest in a string of states considering such legislation to help reduce the number of costly readmissions.
Lawmaker Injured At Home
Looney Will Also Oppose Conn.'s 911-Tape LimitsSenate Majority Leader Martin Looney says he opposes efforts to limit public access to emergency 911 tapes, despite recommendations from a task force created after the Newtown school massacre.
Labor History Bill Passes Senate