With 60 minutes left in the 2012 session of the General Assembly, a favored bill of the Senate’s leader was stuck in the House, while a favored bill of the House leader was stuck in the Senate. At midnight Wednesday, both bills die.
Senate Democratic leaders were trying at 11 p.m. to salvage S.B. 1, a jobs bill that passed with bipartisan support in the Senate, only to be held hostage in the House over the Senate’s refusal to pass a minimum-wage increase sought by House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan, D-Meriden.
The Senate plan was to attach S.B. 1 as an amendment to a bill that the House leadershp wants. An unanswered question: Is there a must-have bill that the House would quickly pass with S.B. 1 as amendment?