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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.

Johnathon Henninger

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is creating a 13-member panel of city mayors and suburban leaders to develop proposals to improve the fiscal health of cities and towns in the state.

For years, people have talked about a “no means no” approach to sexual consent. But victims’ advocates say that puts a burden of proof on sexual assault victims, instead of on the perpetrators.

The Connecticut General Assembly’s Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee heard testimony Tuesday over a bill that would take a different approach.

Two Connecticut residents who were deported to Italy several years ago because of criminal convictions are asking the federal government for permission to return to the state to appear before state lawmakers, who subpoenaed them to testify about their experiences.

Of the top 100 cities around the country with homes under water financially, Hartford has the most. More than half of homeowners there owe more than their homes are worth, according to a study out Thursday. 

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