CTNJ: Lawmakers go through stages of grief as they try to figure out how to fill hole

HARTFORD, Conn. — With a budget that’s about $5.1 billion in deficit over the next two years, the House and the Senate are struggling to find meaningful legislation to debate that doesn’t contain a fiscal note.

On Wednesday, the “order of the day” in the House was a bill to create a hotline for small businesses. In the Senate, they unanimously approved a bill that dealt with swatting, which is prank calling emergency services to get a large number of armed police officers dispatched to a particular address.

For most of the day both chambers debated and approved a series of bills that made technical changes to various statutes, one that would allow people with criminal records to get a license to be a hairdresser or barber and another that would require the Department of Public Health to list lactation consultants on its website.

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