Budget on agenda as lawmakers return for special session

-FILE- Connecticut State Capitol (WTNH)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State lawmakers will consider rolling back some tax increases they approved earlier this month as they return to the Capitol for a special session.

The session is scheduled for Monday.

Lawmakers are returning 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.

Votes are expected Monday 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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