Today’s legislative session has been canceled, Majority Leader Denise Merrill, D-Mansfield, said Friday morning. Citing staff exhaustion and the need for more time to finish writing the bills, she said they will reconvene next week after the Jewish holiday to finish the budget bills.

Meanwhile, Gov. M. Jodi Rell will offer her thoughts on the past few days after a state Bond Commission meeting. Check back later for our report on that press conference.