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The 2017 session of the Connecticut General Assembly  adjourned on June 7 th

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2017 Legislative Wrap-up

    The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned its 2017 regular session on June 7th, with plans for a special session as soon as a biennial budget is ready for approval. The state faces a possible $5.1 billion deficit over the next two fiscal years that must be resolved before a budget can be adopted. The date of the special session has not yet been set. If the state does not have an adopted budget by June 30th, which is very likely, then Governor Malloy will have to authorize budget expenditures for essential services through executive orders.

    This session, the balance of power was almost evenly split between the Democrats and Republicans for the first time in over a decade, accordingly proposed bills moved very slowly through the legislative process. The budget dilemma, combined with backroom interparty politics, resulted in fewer pieces of legislation being voted on than in previous years.

Click here to read the legislative wrap-up.

Click here to read Conference’s legislative testimony.

Connecticut Catholic Bishops Release Statement Opposing Casino Gambling 

   “In light of the studies that have been done, and the negative consequences that can result in a society already burdened by so many social problems, we are strongly opposed to the expansion of casino gambling in Connecticut.”    

A Catholic Perspective on Expanded Gambling in Connecticut

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