Nov 06, 2018
Jan 02, 2018 - Aug 08, 2018
Made up of 36 members, the Connecticut State Senate is the upper chamber of the Connecticut General Assembly. Each member represents a district of about 99,280 residents, serving 2 year terms not subject to term limits. While all legislative committees in Connecticut are join committees of the upper and lower house, only the Senate can confirm or reject appointments made by the Governor to the state's executive departments, the state cabinet, commissions and boards. Such Joint Committees range from an Aging Committee to a Veterans' Affairs Committees. Primary responsibilities of a senator include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. The yearly salary for a Colorado State Senator is $28,000.