The Democrat-controlled General Assembly won’t try to override Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s last veto this week.
A spokesman for the House Democratic caucus said in an email Wednesday that no session will be scheduled Thursday or Friday this week.
However, it’s an issue that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
“We will continue discussing a possible override internally and let you know if anything develops for next week,” Doug Whiting, a spokesman for Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, said Wednesday.
A spokesman for Sen. President Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn, confirmed that there won’t be a special session this week
Since there is no expiration on a veto override, Whiting said Democrats will continue to discuss an override of the bill that makes significant policy changes for the Judicial branch and group homes for the mentally disabled.
Sources said the House had the 101 votes it needed for the override. But the Senate, which holds a 24 to 36 majority in the Senate, didn’t have all 24 votes it needed.
The bill would prevent Rell’s administration from privatizing group homes for the developmentally disabled.
It also earmarks about $1.3 million over two years for a needs assessment and service contract for children of incarcerated parents, a $50,000 earmark for the Connecticut Pardon Team Inc., and a $75,000 earmark for the Connecticut Sentencing Commission. In addition it exempts the Judicial branch from cutting $7.8 million over the next two years.