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Republicans Ask To Talk Economy During Special Session; Democrats Decline

Republicans Ask To Talk Economy During Special Session; Democrats Decline

With the legislature heading into special session next week to vote on incentives for Sikorsky Aircraft, Republicans are asking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to expand the agenda of the session to include items of unfinished business to kick-start the economy.

That includes voting on union contracts for state employees, pension reform, capping borrowing on state construction projects and reinstating the state's Transportation Strategy Board — which Republicans say should not wait for action until the regular session begins next year.

But Malloy and Democratic legislators strongly...

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