Special session today at state capitol

Connecticut lawmakers are set to vote on a new jobs bill today aimed at fixing the state's unemployment problem.The bi-partisan plan calls for $516 million

HARTFORD - Connecticut lawmakers are set to vote on a new jobs bill today aimed at fixing the state's unemployment problem.

The bi-partisan plan calls for $516 million in spending over the next two years.

The governor and legislative leaders met last night, hammering out the details of the plan both sides expect to pass.

This morning lawmakers met in their caucuses to be briefed on the legislation which the governor says includes tax credits, training and loans for businesses and well as streamlined regulations.

A second bill that provides incentives for Jackson Labs to create 300 new jobs at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington is proving more difficult.

Republicans have concerns about the number of jobs that deal will bring, and at what cost.

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