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Senate Passes Renewable Energy Bill

The State Senate passed a renewable energy bill that will allow Canadian hydro electric power to count toward the state’s renewable energy goals. A number of senators had to recuse themselves because they work for companies with a stake in the debate. The bill still needs House approval and the governor’s signature, but there’s talk that the House may try to take up the bill during today’s session. Read more

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McKinney: Malloy’s DC Trip
Violated Ethics Regulations

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney lashed out at Gov. Malloy over his trip to D.C. on People Magazine’s dime. “This thing smells,” McKinney, a potential GOP candidate for governor, said in describing the trip. Read more

Labriola Takes
Inquiry Request
to Chief State’s Attorney

Connecticut GOP Chair Jerry Labriola added the Chief State’s Attorney to the list of people he thinks should be looking into DEEP Commissioner Esty sharing information with energy investors. Read more

Budget Numbers
Offer Mixed Bag

Comptroller Kevin Lembo agreed with OPM and OFA’s surplus number of $150 million in a letter to the governor yesterday, but he also offered the same grim picture of the budget going forward. Read more


QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLLING INSTITUTE will release the results of a national poll on the possible Democratic contenders for the 2016 presidential election on its website at 6 a.m.

CT CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION will discuss the economy, jobs, and other legislative initiatives at an event sponsored by the MetroHartford Alliance and local chambers at the Society Room, 31 Pratt St., Hartford. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. and the delegation is slated to speak at 8:40 a.m.

LOB Activities, Meetings & Events

HOUSE will begin at 11:30 a.m. 

Press Conferences 
FAMILIES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS will hold a rally in support of charter funding at 5:30 p.m. on the Capitol’s North Grounds. 

Committee Meetings
EXEC. & LEG. NOMS COMMITTEE will hold a public hearing followed by a committee meeting starting at 10 a.m. in Room 1A. View the agenda here

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE will meet at 10 a.m. outside the House Chamber. View the agenda here

Other Events & Meetings
HOUSE OF GOOD HOPE will host a Hartford House of Prayer Bible Reading Marathon starting at 8 a.m. on the Capitol’s East Grounds.  

will host its Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in Room 310.

FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 1E.

APAAC will hold a leadership meeting at 5 p.m. in Room 1C.

CANCELLED: M.O.R.E. Mandates Subcommittee meeting

COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA LOCAL 1298 will hold a luncheon at 1 p.m. in Room 310.

CT-N will be covering the House Session live.


Hanging Shad: GOP
shut out of state
budget negotiations

Patrick Scully writes that Republicans will not be involved with upcoming budget negotiations between legislative leaders and the governor. Read more

Plethora of good candidates
seek to replace John DeStefano

The Courant opines about the many talented candidates seeking New Haven’s top post. Read more

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At 8:30 a.m. (ish) Gov. Malloy will keynote the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center St., Southington. The event begins at 8 a.m.

At 9:30 a.m., he will participate in a news conference on autism services at the Hospital for Special Care, 2150 Corbin Ave., New Britain.

At 5:30 p.m., he will attend the education reform rally on the state Capitol’s North Steps.

At 7:30 p.m., he will participate in the grand opening ceremony of Mill River Park, 1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford.


Laborers Protest Lack
of Local Construction Jobs

Frustrated by the lack of response they’ve received from legislative Democrats and Gov. Malloy, members of the Connecticut Laborers’ District Council stood outside the state Capitol on Tuesday and Wednesday calling for “jobs not lip service.” Read more

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8 a.m. House of Good Hope: Hartford House of Prayer Bible Reading Marathon, CAP, Grounds East   

8:30 a.m. Comcast: Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Ceremony, CAP, Room 310   

10 a.m. Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission Re: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, LOB, Concourse
10 a.m. Rep. Gerald Fox: Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Full Advisory Board, LOB, Room 1C
10 a.m. Executive and Legislative Nominations: Public Hearing followed by Committee Meeting, LOB, Room 1A   

10 a.m. Human Services Committee Meeting, CAP, Outside House Chamber
11:30 a.m. HOUSE SESSION, CAP, House Chambers
1 p.m. Office of Policy & Management: Finance Advisory Committee Meeting, LOB, Room 1E   

1 p.m. CANCELLED: Speaker Sharkey: M.O.R.E. Mandates Sub-committee Meeting, LOB, Room 1C   

1 p.m. Communications Workers of America Local 1298 Luncheon, CAP, Room 310
5 p.m. APAAC: Leadership Meeting, LOB, Room 1C   

5:30 p.m. Families for Excellent Schools: Parent Rally in Support of Charter Funding, CAP, Grounds North   

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