Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday grudgingly accepted the increasingly irrefutable reality that highway toll legislation won't pass before the regular session wraps up on June 5.
Instead, he said he's devoting his next two weeks to what may be an even bigger challenge: working out a compromise with progressive Democrats over the state budget.
Proponents of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana also acknowledged this week to not having the support, even among Democratic lawmakers, to go forward this session. Some are now contemplating a way to put the issue to the state's electorate as a constitutional amendment.
How long could that take? Can a toll plan be revived in a special session later this year? Will the budget talks go into overtime as well? Those are questions we address today.
We also examine Connecticut's response to laws passed by Alabama and other states to ban or sharply curtail abortion.
- Keith Phaneuf - State budget reporter for the Connecticut Mirror (@CTMirrorKeith)
- Christine Stuart - Editor-in-Chief of CTNewsJunkie.com (@ctnewsjunkie)
- Russell Blair - Content Editor at the Hartford Courant (@RussellBlairCT)