State Passes Budget Initiatives, Reduces Police Staffing

The legislature held a daylong special session this week to wrap up a number of issues left over from the 2012 regular session.

The General Assembly spent most of the day and night June 12 debating and then passing numerous pieces of legislation that were leftover from its regular session earlier this spring.

Some of the measures enacted by lawmakers included mandatory reduction of state police staffing levels, a new job growth plan, a phase-in for the revaluation of properties at the local level and new laws that will allow greater regulation of, and fees imposed on, tobacco shops, according to the Connecticut Mirror.

Minority Republicans voted against the initiatives and once again complained that the Democrats, who control the General Assembly, had flouted the state's usual rules of democracy by passing the measures.

Mitch June 18, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Mr. Albis, how did you vote on this? Did you get a chance to read the 600+ pages that you received only that morning and then vote on its content, or did you vote the way your leader Mr. Donovan instructed you to? I hope it is the former but I fear it was the latter. I would rather you voted either "No" or "Present" instead.
Richard Poulton June 18, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Remember when Sen. Pelosi (D-Ca) said in open session over the Obamacare bill, that it should be passed before we know whats in it. So we now pass a bill, who cares whats in it, just pass it, we will read it later. Welcome to Hartford.
Don Charles June 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I would hope that all the voting on these would be published. It would be great to know who is for the people or just sleaze politicians.


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