Posted on February 5, 2020 by admin
HARTFORD – The General Assembly gaveled in for the 2020 Legislative Session on Wednesday. The current legislative session is a “short session”, which will run until midnight on Wednesday, May 6th.
“We need to work together and focus on policies that will move our state forward,” said State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria. “I believe we have many opportunities to find common ground and I will be working with my colleagues this session to find solutions we can pass that will fix our state and will regain the confidence in our state government.”
Governor Ned Lamont delivered his state of the state address to the joint session of the House and Senate. Governor Lamont’s main focus this legislative session is passing truck-only tolls.
Additional priorities for the governor include studying a way to legalize marijuana and implementing a Clean Slate Program to expunge Class C&D misdemeanors after 7 years. The governor’s $22.3 billion one year budget plan increases spending 0.6% on top of the 3.4% increase built into the adopted budget.
For more information or to read the Governor’s full budget proposal visit