Legislative Session Draws to a Close

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Lawmakers work to pass final bills before the midnight deadline (Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014)

    Time is running out for Connecticut legislators to finish their work.

    This year's regular legislative session is scheduled to end at midnight on Wednesday. Lawmakers are expected to work through much of the day and night, voting on bills.

    While numerous bills still need approval from one chamber or another, many major pieces of legislation from this year's session have already been approved. The list includes a revised $19 billion state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and a $953 million bonding package.

    Lawmakers also voted earlier in the session to increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017. Additionally, they've already approved a bill that attempts to address complaints about the state's family court system from parents involved in contentious child custody cases.