2021-22 CGA Leadership Assignments – Leader and Committees

Connecticut General Assembly Leadership Announcements House Democrats Speaker of the House – Representative Matt Ritter  House Majority Leader – Representative Jason Rojas  House Republicans Republican House Minority Leader – Representative Vincent Candelora Republican Deputy House Minority Leader – Representative Tom O’Dea Senate Democrats Senate President Pro Tempore – Senator Martin Looney  Senate Majority Leader – …
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House Passes Sweeping Police Reform Measure

House Passes Sweeping Police Reform Bill; Attempt to Remove Qualified Immunity Provision for Police Fails on Tie Vote The House capped off marathon negotiations and a 22-hour-long special session with passage of a sweeping police reform bill early this morning.  The vote was largely along party lines — 86-58 with 7 not voting.   A Republican …
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House Approves Judges, Various Policy Measures in Special Session

With a short reprieve for tributes to retiring House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, House GOP Leader Themis Klarides and other outgoing members, the CT House of Representatives approved multiple bills and four judicial nominations during a 13+ hour special session that concluded early Thursday morning. Following is a summary of the bills that were approved in …
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The Capitol Beat: April 7, 2016

Finance Committee Calls it a Day, Approves Tax, Bond Other Revenue-related Proposals The Legislature’s Finance Committee today approved, along party lines, a proposed 2017 tax package that would support the budget approved by the Appropriations Committee yesterday. However, as many pointed out, the package does not include enough revenue to patch the entire deficit – …
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The Capitol Beat: March 23-27, 2015

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.  The difference between is sometimes as great as a month. – Henry Van Dyke Work Winding Down in All but a Handful of Committees; Appropriations and Finance Committees Continue Efforts to Craft 2016-17 Balanced Budget Despite Stiff Headwinds The Legislature’s …
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The Capitol Beat: March 17-21, 2014

From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates March 10, 2014—March 14, 2014 Bill Increasing Cap on Urban-Industrial Tax Credits Clears Commerce The Commerce Committee this week approved a pared down version of a measure that would increase the cap on Urban and Industrial Tax Credits from a total of $650 million to $800 million.  As amended, the …
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