Rep. James O’Rourke has been reinstated to his position of deputy House speaker, now that he’s been cleared by prosecutors of any wrongdoing.
Several new laws went into effect yesterday.
The governor did veto the Democrats’ budget. Talks are said to be ongoing. The new fiscal year means that the governor is basically funding departments by executive order, meaning that some programs aren’t getting funding.
Richard Blumenthal says that the state can’t sue the Diocese of Bridgeport for being an unregistered lobbyist unless state ethics laws are clarified.
Lastly, there’s a press conference scheduled today in Enfield to demonstrate support for a federal grant that may make Enfield’s old Lego factory a manufacturing site for lithium/ion batteries for all-electric cars. The plant, if it happens, could mean 600 jobs in Enfield.