In my column two weeks ago, I recapped our state budget for Fiscal Year ’20 and ’21. While our challenging fiscal situation remains foremost in my mind, there were many good pieces of legislation that passed with strong bipartisan support and deserve recognition for the benefits they will provide to many people in our communities and state.
The political process has a notorious reputation for being highly partisan and strident in both tone and dialogue. While there is certainly truth to that, particularly in Washington, much of what we do in Hartford is actually both collegial and bi-partisan. In all, we passed close to 400 bills this session. The bills I will highlight below are just a small sample of the many that were in fact passed with broad and unanimous support in both legislative chambers. The few bills that come down along party lines are generally related to our fiscal policies.