Power & Politics: Across the finish line – wrapping up the Connecticut legislative session

Recapping a busy week in Connecticut politics.

News 12 Staff

May 11, 2024, 11:33 PM

Updated 18 days ago


State lawmakers scrambled to push late bills across the finish line before the end of the legislative session in Hartford.
State Senate Minority Leader Stephen Harding joins Mark Sudol to discuss a busy week in Connecticut politics.
Also, state lawmakers approved a measure this week that will send $370 million in expiring pandemic grant money to support higher education, child care and other services in the next fiscal year. The stabilization bill allowed lawmakers to avoid formally adjusting the budget adopted last year. Higher education is getting nearly half of all the funds. Terrence Cheng, chancellor of the Connecticut Colleges and Universities system, discusses the state of education in the state.
And workers are celebrating new legislation that would guarantee paid sick time – but business owners and some lawmakers are not on board just yet.

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