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A new legislative task force has been approved to study the possibility of mandating paid leave for new parents, the seriously ill and those taking care of a sick family member.
With a 19-17 vote, state senators gave final approval last week to a $37.6 billion budget for Connecticut’s 2014 and 2015 fiscal years.
On the final day of the legislative session, the General Assembly approved Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's comprehensive energy bill, which sets the state up for a major increase in natural gas usage.
The budget, which maintains state aid to municipalities and invests in higher education, includes no new taxes but does include extensions of several taxes that were set to expire.