HARTFORD, Conn. — The House joined the Senate Thursday in overwhelmingly passing the two-year $41.34 billion budget by a vote of 126-23.
Ten Democratic legislators and 13 Republican legislators voted against the package negotiated over several weeks by their leaders.
House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, announced immediately after the vote that the vote margin was a high enough to put into place the definition of a constitutional spending cap.
Connecticut voters told the General Assembly more than 26 years ago that they wanted a constitutional spending cap following the implementation of the first income tax in 1991. The General Assembly never followed through and adopted a definition, until today.
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