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Lt. Gov. Wyman Casts Tie-Breaking Vote To Pass Retirement Savings Bill In Senate

Lt. Gov. Wyman Casts Tie-Breaking Vote To Pass Retirement Savings Bill In Senate

HARTFORD — The Senate on Saturday narrowly gave final legislative approval to a landmark bill that would create a retirement savings program for private sector workers.

The measure was deadlocked 18-18, on a largely party-line vote, with three Democrats — Gayle Slossberg of Milford, Paul Doyle of Wethersfield and Joan Hartley of Waterbury — joining the GOP minority in opposition. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman broke the tie to push the bill into passage.

"The demographic of the baby boom generation is rapidly aging,'' Senate President Martin Looney said. "Many of those people are poorly equipped to...

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