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2014 Legislative Session Starts Feb. 5

What issues would you like your elected representatives to tackle?

The capitol building in Hartford, Conn. Credit: Patch File Photo
The capitol building in Hartford, Conn. Credit: Patch File Photo
By Gary Jeanfaivre

In less than a month, Connecticut's elected representatives will report to Hartford for the opening of the 2014 Legislative Session.

"In the even year session the General Assembly shall consider no business other than budgetary, revenue and financial matters, bills and resolutions raised by committees of the General Assembly and those matters certified in writing by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President Pro Tempore of the Senate to be of an emergency nature," according to session scheduling rules posted on the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) website.

On its website, the CGA has a few resources for residents, including:
The 2013 Legislative Session was a busy and relatively controversial one, with new laws passed putting tighter regulations on gun ownership and increasing the minimum wage, among many others. As that session came to a close, CT Mirror published a piece highlighting some of the legislative action, called "Winners and losers from the 2013 legislative session."

The website LegisScan — whose "mission is Bringing People To The Process without bias or conflict" — also maintains a list of legislation from the 2013 session.

When the 2014 session opens on Feb. 5, what issues would you like your elected representatives to tackle?

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