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Connecticut lawmakers to return for special session, vote on budget changes and other bills

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HARTFORD, Connecticut — Connecticut legislators are returning to the state Capitol to finish up their work, including some last-minute changes to the budget they narrowly passed.

A special session of the General Assembly is scheduled for Monday.

The session comes after weeks of vocal criticism from businesses about the approximate $1.5 billion in tax increases included in the two-year, $40.3 billion budget that narrowly passed with only Democratic votes.

Lawmakers on Monday are expected to vote on two budget-related bills that roll back some of the taxes, including a tax on computer and data processing. The revisions also include an additional $15 million in each year for hospitals. Some facilities have threatened to close clinics and lay off staff because of cuts in state funding to hospitals.

Other bills will be also considered.

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