Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano on Tuesday named outgoing Rep. Melissa H. Ziobron of East Haddam, who lost a Senate race last month, as the new budget director for the Senate Republican Caucus.
Updated at 11 p.m.
Senate Republicans used the final night of the 2017 session to make a political statement, forcing a debate on their budget plan, which would dramatically reshape Connecticut’s labor laws.
The Senate Republican leadership has hired Linda Yelmini of Windsor, chief labor relations official for several administrations until her awkward departure from government under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy late in 2014, as a part-time consultant and legislative researcher.