Government & Politics

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Pay raises for 80,000 state government employees in New York have been deferred a third time, according to the Civil Service Employees Association.

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Democratic legislative leaders in Connecticut have pledged to expand the agenda for the upcoming special session with a number of COVID-related social justice issues. 

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While Governor Andrew Cuomo has held daily briefings on the coronavirus and issued over 250 executive orders, the state legislature has been absent from the Capitol for six weeks. Now, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins say they plan to hold committee meetings on May 26, and convene in session in the following days to vote on legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation say the House of Representatives cannot wait until it reaches a consensus with Senate Republicans before it votes on a second coronavirus relief package.

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The Republican minority leaders in both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly announced recently that they would not run for reelection. Political observers say this might indicate dimmed prospects for Republicans in both the state House and state Senate in November.