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C.G.A. SPECIAL SESSION COMING IN RESPONSE TO DECISION MAY 14TH? AND "VETO OVERRIDE" SESSION MONDAY JUNE 25th OVER.
What are the odds that there will be a Special Session - will they use HB5307 as a point to start? https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5307&which_year=2018
Discussion of the Short Session as well during this approx. one hour program on NPR.
VETO OVERRIDES? NOPE
Rules same as usual, joint, expenses, printing of journals.
Majority Leader announces some info:
Members stuck in traffic, have fewer bills (2) we would bet
they'll wait until after lunch for Senate that has more to do (5).
House Democrats in caucus. As are Republicans.
HOUSE OVERRIDING VETO HB5171? 103 votes YES.
Alliance Districts. Home Rule on the block as Majority Leader
point out that Towns can open their Charters for one item date change
for budget adoption.
House batting 50-50...and the one it passed went to the Senate where
there were 6 absentees but the rules say you still need 2/3 of the total
number to override (24).
Although a late start, it was over after 2pm with no overrides and they
did not override the one bill the the House had overridden (see comment
on HB5171 below).
Sen. Fasano. Repassage - children protected. OVERRIDE FAILS (PARTY LINE VOTE)
Sen. Boucher. Sen. Bye voted yes, but now will vote no. And
it looks to us that the Senate did not override any vetoes...we'll check
later (and indeed, no overrides in the Senate).
NO OVERRIDE 19-11 (needed 24).- who wasn't there?
STORIES ABOUT BILLS SO FAR TO OVERRIDE:
Always a problem for Legislature to get members together in the
Summer so maybe if they don't call the Veto Session soon, there won't be
FROM THE CT MIRROR June 6, 2018:
"...Leaders from both parties noted Section 10 of the new state budget
enacted last month, for the fiscal year starting July 1, contains the
"And while the budget bill only bars education grant cuts in the 2018-19
fiscal year — unlike the ongoing prohibition in the measure Malloy
vetoed — leaders said there is plenty of time next year to re-adopt a
permanent prohibition before the new budget expires on June 30, 2019.
“'I don’t think it’s necessary to drag folks in [to special session] to
rub the governor’s nose in it,' said Senate Republican leader Len Fasano
of North Haven."
H.B. 5171 VETO MESSAGE
"...Malloy said the bill was 'designed to ensure that gains made by our
richest towns are secured forever, at the expense of our neediest
communities and their residents. This is not only inequitable and wrong,
it is also shortsighted, as it nurtures the vicious cycle of urban
fiscal distress that threatens our urban centers with insolvency and
leaves them little ability to grow our economy...'”
Play that number...
"DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT" - WILL YOU BE ABLE TO MAKE BOOK ON THE PRIMARIES & GENERAL ELECTIONS NOW?
Let's see...so many jokes to make it is almost endless opportunity
for same. What are the odds on a Special Session being held this
summer? One to two. That means VERY likely.
Connecticut is full of vacant lots of various sizes.
Did urban renewal play a part here or is it a "brownfield?" A
casino would be perfect use because IIRC these are designed to NOT let
you focus on the outside.
U.S. Supreme Court 6-3 decision: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-476_dbfi.pdf