The budget implementer is a technical measure, but one lawmakers use to settle scores, send messages, and do favors.
Special session to focus on marijuana legalization, budget implementer
Legislative leaders declined to expand the special session beyond marijuana legalization and a budget implementation bill.
Senate GOP abandons special session rules fight
They played some inside baseball at the State Capitol on Tuesday, a warm up for Wednesday’s special session.
In a special session, the real debate is the agenda
The special session called Friday by the governor is about policy and pre-election politics.
As legislators prepare for another special session, health equity measures are not on the agenda
For the second time this year, legislators will not address health equity reform during a special session.
Police reform measure passes a divided House
The state House of Representatives voted Friday morning to pass an ambitious police reform bill.
Connecticut House tackles legislating in age of COVID-19
The Connecticut House was nearly empty as votes were magically cast Thursday. The lawmakers were not invisible, just socially distant.
Lawmakers will debate two health care bills today. Here’s what they would do.
On the agenda for the special session are bills tackling the cost of diabetes drugs and boosting access to telemedicine.
Towns worried they won’t find insurance to cover police abuse claims
“One bad case could mean tens of millions or hundreds of millions of dollars in damages,” said Joe DeLong, CCM.
Lamont, legislators agree on July agenda. It doesn’t include housing segregation.
Housing advocates have been trying to seize the moment, pushing a reluctant legislature to think more broadly about racism.
Black and Puerto Rican Caucus ‘agenda for equity’ includes more than police reforms
Lawmakers, who want a second special session to broaden the agenda, say this is a ‘table-setting moment’ for racial equity.
‘Zooming’ their way to a special session on police reforms
A police accountability bill is nearly finished. Plans for how the legislature will function in special session are not.
Lamont: Connecticut faces two contagions, COVID and racism
While there is nothing novel about racism, Lamont conceded that it may be harder to contain.
Proponents of bill ending Connecticut’s religious exemption to vaccines eye special session for vote
Lawmakers are also considering an amendment that would bar families from claiming a religious exemption to a future COVID-19 vaccine.
Special session on hospital settlement is Dec. 18
The General Assembly is convening a one-day special session next week to vote on a $1.8 billion settlement of a tax fight with the hospital industry and a revised version of a restaurant tip-credit bill vetoed in July.