State Lawmakers Fight The Clock As This Year's Legislative Session Winds Down

May 9, 2018

There are just a few frenetic hours left in the 2018 legislative session. The fate of many controversial bills will be decided between now and when state lawmakers adjourn Wednesday at the stroke of midnight.

What's next for those still dreaming of a Bridgeport casino? Will labor unions be rejoicing over a minimum wage increase? Will a budget deal be brokered on time this year?

Today, we attempt to answer those questions and discuss the ramifications of one bill that is awaiting the governor's signature. The bill would commit the state to joining the movement to elect presidents by popular vote.

We'll also revisit the Fifth Congressional District race.

In recent weeks, an eclectic group of candidates has emerged for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty. We survey who they are and what qualifications they bring to the table.


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