Connecticut Senate

Connecticut Lawmakers Return For Special Session After Backlash Over Tax HikesLawmakers 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.
Connecticut Senate Passes Budget Minutes Before DeadlineThe vote came about a half-hour before the midnight adjournment Wednesday.
Connecticut Lawmakers Seek Balance With Vehicle TaxesThere 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.
Connecticut Lawmaker Opposes Efforts To Limit Access To 911 TapesSenate 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.
Connecticut Senate Grants Approval To Bill That Allows Use Of Medical MarijuanaThe 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.