Yes, it’s Monday again.
The veto session starts today, and can run for a maximum of three days before it must end. Things to watch for:
- The health care bill–if this doesn’t come out first, it may not come out at all.
- Will Republicans be able to slow things down enough to block a significant number of override attempts?
- Can the Senate Democratic caucus hang together, or will they fall apart?
- The current plan is for a single-day session. If things get slowed down enough, could that change?
Here is a list of bills under consideration.
A controversial land transfer was part of the large conveyance package vetoed by the governor, and now it looks like that veto may stand. No one seems to have known the land transfer was in there. I do love surprises.
The state Insurance Department is holding a hearing today on proposed Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield rate hikes–which could be as much as 32%.
The Guardian Angels are patrolling in Hartford, and looking to start a chapter.
Chris Shays campaign manager Michael Sohn allegedly used payroll taxes to cover up the money he was embezzling from the campaign, according to Shays. No charges have been filed against Sohn as of yet.
Businesses are closing at a record pace, according to the Secretary of the State’s office.
Local conventions and caucuses are starting to happen this week.
What else is going on?