Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy outlined his proposed $43.8 billion dollar budget for the next two fiscal years. Malloy said there are no new tax increases, but there is 5 percent growth in yearly spending.
However Inmates can file new appeals raising the issue.
A judge has ruled that the state's recent repeal of the death penalty can't be raised as an issue in a long-running lawsuit by death row inmates challenging the fairness of capital punishment in Connecticut.
A high-profile bill that would allow Connecticut package stores to sell alcohol on Sundays and some retailers to discount one alcoholic liquor item each month is facing a second committee vote in the state legislature.