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WHAT TO WATCH
Dems Get A Budget Deal, But Republicans Have To Let Them Pass It
Democratic legislative leaders said they’ve reached a deal to close the $960 million budget gap in 2017 with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, but the power has shifted to the Republican minority, who have to decide whether they want to defeat it. Read more
Less Than 19 Hours To Go . . .
The legislative session will end tonight, but midnight still can't come soon enough. The calendar in both chambers is full and there's still plenty of legislation to pass. Check back with us for the latest news
as we count down the final hours of session.
In Texas, Tesla promised to build a billion-dollar battery plant while promising the same thing to Arizona, but had already purchased land in Nevada to build one. In Minnesota, Tesla said they wanted a Mall of America store, yet today they operate out of a warehouse.
Tesla ships direct from California to customers and doesn't need a hypothetical distribution center. Last minute promises are attempts to circumvent good public policy. Learn more at www.DrivingCT.com
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Gov. Stops To Pick Up Penny, But Will it Be Good Luck?
The governor met with Democratic legislative leaders to discuss the state budget Tuesday night. Read more
More Job Cuts Announced; Judicial Branch Looking at Another 600 Layoffs
The executive branch's number of laid off employees reached 650. The judicial branch is looking at laying off another 600 employees based on the governor's latest budget proposal. Read more
Foundation Legislation Passes Senate
The legislation requiring additional concrete foundation documentation by town building officials unanimously passed the Senate. Courant has more
Claims Commissioner Legislation Heading To Governor's Desk
The legislation increases oversight and set new guidelines for the office. Courant has more
Legislature Approves UConn Foundation Bill
The bill will increase transparency, but some advocates felt it didn't not go far enough. Read more
Well Paid Retired State Employees
The Yankee Institute reports on the six-figure pensions being received by 885 retired state employees. Read more
Campaign Trail Happenings
Flexer, French Rematch
State Sen. Mae Flexer will once again face Republican John French. Norwich Bulletin has more
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CT STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the State Office Building, Room 307, 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. View agenda
LOB ACTIVITIES, MEETINGS, EVENTS
plans to gavel in at 10 a.m.
plans to gavel in at 10 a.m.
*CT-N will cover Session Live
Other Events & Activities
will begin taping "Meet the Leaders" at 7:30 a.m. in the Capitol's South Lobby
CT DEAF GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT
will hold a National Deaf Rally at 9 a.m. on the Capitol's North Grounds
AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION
will meet at 6 p.m. in Room 1B
SPRING FOR KIDS 2016 CHAMPION OF CHILDREN AWARDS
at Infinity Hall in Hartford with the Center for Children's Advocacy,Tuesday, May 10, 5:30-8:30p. More information
MARCUM & GREATER NEW HAVEN CHAMBER 2016 REAL ESTATE FORUM
presented by Regional Water Authority,
keynote by CBIA's Peter Gioia, Wednesday, May 11, 4-7p at Woodwinds, 29 School Ground Road, Branford. More information
TRIBUNA'S AMERICAN DREAM AWARDS DINNER
with the Tribuna Newspaper, Saturday, May 14, 6p, at the Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road, Route 37, Danbury. More information
NARAL PRO-CHOICE CT
will host its annual Pro-Choice Politicians Make Brunch on May 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a private residence. More information
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CREAM & SUGAR
'Keeping Connecticut's Commitments'
Former EPA administrator Carol Browner wrote an op-ed on nuclear energy and Connecticut. Read more
'You Can Help to Make Sure Connecticut Lawmakers Vote for Superior Breast Exams'
The Chief of Breast Imaging at Yale University's School of Medicine Dr. Liane Philpotts, MD writes an op-ed on the topic. Read more
'How Malloy And Lawmakers Stuck To Their Resolve On Taxes And Layoffs'
The Courant's Dan Haar explains. Read more
The governor did not release a public schedule in advance.
Happy birthday to Liz Donohue!
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