A new governor and General Assembly will be seated in January, putting the Democratic Party once again in full control of the legislative process, the budget and the votes.
The last two years brought a unique, if brief, period of balance in the Connecticut Senate. For the first time in 100 years, the state senate was tied: 18 Republicans and 18 Democrats. This led to bipartisanship which temporarily resolved some very difficult budget issues. Take the recently passed state budget as an example.