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.
There are 169 municipalities, with each setting its own property tax rates. The reason for the discrepancy is that some cities have many tax-exempt properties.
Senate 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.
The measure passed the state’s Senate, 21-to-13, after nearly 10 hours of debate. It now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who said in a statement that he plans to sign the bill into law.