A Closer Look At The Bills And Budget Passed By Conn. Lawmakers

Jun 8, 2015

Connecticut State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, left, speaks with House Majority Leader Joseph Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, right, at the Capitol on the final day of session, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Hartford, Connecticut.
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The Connecticut legislative session has ended, but the fallout from the last minute budget agreement is just beginning.

Lawmakers passed a two-year, $40 billion state budget. The budget raised a range of taxes by about $2 billion over two years in order to help offset a projected deficit of more than $2 billion over that time.

WSHU's Tom Kuser spoke with AP Capitol Reporter Susan Haigh to help sort through the state budget agreement and other pieces of legislation lawmakers dealt with before the deadline.