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Johnathon Henninger

In a surprise move, the Connecticut General Assembly has voted in favor a Republican budget proposal. The bill passed the state House of Representatives by a vote of 78-72 early Saturday morning and the Senate by a vote of 21 to 15 on Friday.

This is a major defeat for state Democrats. They hold a majority in the House and an 18-18 tie in the Senate, with Democratic Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman as a potential tie breaking vote.

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An attempt by Democrats in the Connecticut legislature to pass a budget collapsed late last night. 

Democratic leaders had high hopes on Thursday of finally being able to pass a budget that’s more than 2 months overdue. After lawmakers spent the whole day at the capitol waiting for the debate to begin, by 11:30 p.m. it was evident that the Democrats were not able to bring up the bill.Senate Democratic President Martin Looney of New Haven says they couldn’t get the documents prepared for a vote.

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Governor Cuomo says New Yorkers who use the state Thruway will have a bit of a wait before more cashless tolling is installed on the nearly 500-mile tolled portion of the road.

Actor Alan Cumming is best known for his work in theater, films, television and as host of MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS. Now he’s adding children’s book author to that list.

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New Haven’s pride parade is coming up on Saturday. It’s part of a weekend of events celebrating the New Haven area’s LGBTQ community.

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