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The Governor of Connecticut is elected every four years, with no limit on the number of terms they may serve. During the general election gubernatorial candidates campaign with and are elected alongside their Lt. Governor. However, during the primaries candidates for...

House and Senate Calendars

Many people will tell you that as difficult as it is to get a bill introduced, it is equally difficult to get a bill called on the floor in either chamber. The House and the Senate have separate calendars and different ways of developing their daily items that are...

The Citizens’ Election Program

The Connecticut General Assembly established the Citizens’ Election Program(CEP) during an October Special Session in 2005 (Public Act 05-5/Chapter 157 C.G.S.). The CEP was used for the first time by candidates during the 2008 election cycle. The fund provides...

Quorum

We often here a question of quorum in meetings and in other legislative votes, but what does it truly mean and what happens if you don’t meet the threshold? The joint session rules identify a quorum as a majority of members. A quorum is sometimes called into question...

Committee Deadlines

When the next General Assembly convenes in January their first order of business will be adoption of the joint rules. The rules remain in effect for the duration of the biennium and can have an enormous impact on the process. The joint rules establish the committees,...

The Veto Process

At the conclusion of every session most people ponder how the Governor will respond to the most controversial proposals. So what exactly can the Governor do and does the General Assembly have any power after the fact? Upon passage of a bill the Chamber may elect to...