HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are facing a busy legislative session.
When they return to work Wednesday, they'll have to grapple with a projected deficit of $1.2 billion in next year's approximately $20 billion state budget and public demands to change state laws in light of the Dec. 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Gov. Dannel Malloy is scheduled to deliver his State of the State Address to a joint session of the General Assembly on Wednesday. His proposed two-year budget and budget address will be delivered in February.
While Malloy convened a task force to recommend changes to state laws and policies after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, lawmakers are expected to get to work quickly on their own package of legislation addressing everything from gun laws to mental health.
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