Legislative session ends in Hartford
HARTFORD - Lawmakers wrapped up this year's legislative session in Hartford last night.
The $19 billion state budget that was hammered out includes hundreds-of-thousands of dollars for nonprofit youth services in the state's major cities.
There were also lots of farewells as it was the last day in the career of Senate President Donald Williams and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield. Also retiring was House Minority Leader Larry Cafero of Norwalk.
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Other legislative highlights from this year include raising the minimum wage and investing in early childhood education.
Gov. Dannel Malloy told the General Assembly the work lawmakers did together "represents real change."