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Legislative leaders in Connecticut are to meet this week to discuss the state’s continued fiscal problems despite having recently passed a bipartisan budget.  

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Senate Republicans hope to vote after Thanksgiving on a sweeping tax overhaul plan that they say will cut taxes for nearly every individual and family in America. The bill calls for those cuts to last only for the next eight years, unless history is a guide.

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Attorney General - and former Senator - Jeff Sessions has spent more time on Capitol Hill than he’d like over the last few months, again facing tough questioning about what he did and didn’t know about contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign he was a part of. 

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Hartford appears to have escaped the imminent risk of bankruptcy, at least temporarily, with the passage of a state budget. But one ratings agency says it’s what happens next that really counts. 

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Governor Dannel Malloy has condemned the legislature’s decision to take over control of the CT-N public affairs network as “despicable.” 

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CT-N, the network which has covered all of the doings of the state legislature for almost 20 years, will go dark as of 5:00 pm Friday. 

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It may be four months late, but Connecticut now has a new biennium budget.

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Connecticut finally has a budget.  

After nearly four months of gridlock amidst a growing fiscal crisis--the CT General Assembly last Thursday passed a bipartisan budget.

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State lawmakers have passed a bipartisan compromise budget bill. But the legislature's work on the bill may not be done yet. 

A compromise budget passed Thursday in the Connecticut House of Representatives, 126-23. Earlier, the $41.3 billion budget overwhelmingly passed the state Senate, 33-3.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday morning, the Connecticut Senate passed a long-awaited, bipartisan compromise state budget agreement. The $41 billion two-year budget passed by an overwhelming vote of 33 to 3. It now heads to the state House of Representatives for a vote later today.

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The state Senate may vote later Wednesday on a bipartisan budget agreement finalized by legislative leaders in the last few days. 

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We’ve been searching for months to find the right words to describe what’s it’s been like watching state lawmakers and the governor try to come together on a budget deal for the state. Senator Martin Looney, Democrat from New Haven has likened it to the process of having a prolonged tooth abscess that's finally being extracted. "A combination of exhaustion, pain, and relief," he said. 

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Governor Dannel Malloy has said he won’t meet with legislative leaders to discuss their latest budget proposal - until he sees an actual document. 

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