Donald Williams

Sara Karl

The end of the Connecticut legislative session on Wednesday also marked the end the state legislative careers of several members of the General Assembly.

Among them is state Senate President Donald Williams. The Brooklyn Democrat is retiring after 21 years. He is the longest-serving president of Connecticut's Senate chamber and took the job 10 years ago in the political shuffle that followed Governor John Rowland's resignation.

Connecticut legislative leaders agreed on Wednesday that it’s important to keep high paying jobs in the state. But they don’t agree on the best way to do that. At an event hosted by the Business Council of Fairfield County, Republican House Minority Leader John McKinney and Democratic Senate President Donald Williams disagreed about the wisdom of providing millions of state funds to keep hedge fund Bridgewater Associates in the state.