After GOP Filibuster, Fair Share Housing Bill Dodges GOP Blocks and Lands on Gov’s Desk

Connecticut State Capitol. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The bill, which eventually passed the state Senate 23-13, requires the governor’s budget office to establish a methodology for each municipality’s fair share of affordable housing by Dec. 1, 2024, and requires the General Assembly to approve the methodology. 

By Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com 

For most of the final day of this year’s legislative session Wednesday, Senate Republicans filibustered a bill that would, among other things, study how affordable housing should be defined for municipalities and change the relationship between landlords and tenants.

The bill, a companion piece to a housing bill that didn’t go as far as many housing advocates wanted, bogged down debate for nine hours in the Senate before Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff called for an immediate vote around 9:35 p.m.

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