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Connecticut's legislative session is coming to a close - and the debate is heating up, with news that the state surplus is shrinking....fast.
The state office of policy and Management is projecting a surplus of just $15.7 million for this fiscal year, and only $44 million for next year. In January, the surplus was projected at more thatn $260 million, so, what happened? Democratic State Senate President Don Williams, and his Republican counterpart, minority leader John McKinney will spend the last few weeks of the session debating how to make the numbers work.
Last night, though, they argued long into the night over a major non-budget reform - and the Senate passed a bill to strengthen laws for violent crimes, without the proposed "three strikes" mandatory sentencing provision.
Today, where we live, we'll talk about these legislative issues with Williams and McKinney - along with talk about environmental bills, a new health insurance plan, and the retirement announcement of House speaker Jim Amann.
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