Connecticut General Assembly
Lawmakers are returning Monday after weeks of vocal criticism from businesses about the approximate $1.5 billion in tax increases included in the two-year, $40.3 billion budget that narrowly passed with only Democratic votes.
The vote came about a half-hour before the midnight adjournment Wednesday.
Rank-and-file members of the House of Representatives were learning details of the new revisions Tuesday morning.
Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Bill Making It Easier For Transgender People To Change Birth Certificates
Advocates say the course of care for transgender people does not always involve surgery.
Rank-and-file Connecticut lawmakers will be briefed Monday on a tentative two-year budget agreement reached between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly’s Democrats early Sunday.
Republicans, the minority party in both chambers, have a plan that calls for no new taxes and are frustrated that none of their lawmakers have been invited to budget talks.
Proponents of the idea like the idea that the private contractors who lease highways would not only collect tolls, but also maintain the highways. The downside, state Rep. Gail Lavielle believes, would be inevitable toll hikes.
Recently, several parents and their young children testified before lawmakers in Hartford on the need to eliminate the 18-year-old age restriction.
Lawmakers on the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee are being asked to decide whether movie theaters statewide should be required to project sound levels no louder than 85 decibels.
While Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hasn’t said whether he’d seek re-election this year, his State of the State address Thursday seemed to pave the way for another run.
State Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) noted that any strong opposition to the bill could force it to be shelved until perhaps next year.
The website allows the public to submit testimony on several ideas being considered in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.
A bill that would abolish Connecticut’s death penalty for all future cases is facing its second vote in the General Assembly. Members of the state’s House of Representatives are scheduled to take up the legislation on Wednesday afternoon.