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Wrapping Up the Legislative Session

  • May 10, 2012
  • by CT Policy Institute

The General Assembly’s legislative session ended this week with a flurry of activity.  With the Democratic Party in control of both chambers of the legislature and the governor’s office, the democrats pushed through a number of priorities on largely party-line votes.  However, splits within the Democratic Party on certain issues such as minimum wage increases left a few major bills on the table as the session ended.

The measures that passed included:
• Legalizing Medical Marijuana
• Supporting Unionization of Healthcare Workers
• Allowing Same-Day Voter Registration
• New Performance Standards for Utilities

The proposals that did not pass, for now, included:
• Minimum Wage Increase
• New Jobs Bill