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Calls For Bipartisanship On Both Sides In First Day of Session For State Senate

January 10, 2019 - 10:05 am

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC) - Leaders in the state Senate addressed members on the first day of the session, with leaders from both parties emphasizing their desire to reach across the aisle.

With an apparent 23 to 13 majority in the Senate, Democratic leader Martin Looney signaled regionalizing more municipal services will be on the agenda this year. "If we look past the arbitrary walls that separate our communities, we can make our state more efficient and more creative at providing services that people need to rely upon," he said. 

Republican leader Len Fasano, who noted a warm feeling after he met with Governor Ned Lamont, stressed the chamber's talent, dedication, and friendships. "The common bond of making Connecticut strong will certainly hold us together and outweigh any policy differences that may try to tear us apart," he said.