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Government Information: Connecticut Info

The Government Information guide is a gateway to information produced by the government, including an overview of the government documents collection at Connecticut College.


If you are searching for Connecticut government information, try these four main techniques:

  1. Google site search: Type one or more keywords followed by a space and site:ct.govClick here for an example that you can modify.
  2. Conn Docs in OneSearch: Type keywords into OneSearch, set the search scope drop-down to Conn Coll Books & Media, then set the Location/Collection facet to Connecticut State Documents. 
  3. CT State Library: Try searching the CT State Library catalog and databases. Click here to get a CT State Library Card.
  4. Visit the web site: Click here and browse around, or click on Government and browse the alphabetical list of departments and agencies.

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Background Information

Keeping Up with CT Politics

Advocacy organizations

Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) is the State Legislature


Party Composition of CT Senate   

State Senators and Representatives: There are 36 state senators; each represents about 100,000 people in their district. There are 151 representatives; each represents about 22,000 people. Connecticut legislators are elected during even-numbered years and serve two-year terms with no term limits. As of September 12, 2023, Democrats maintained a 98-53 margin in the House and a 24-12 advantage in the Senate.* Find your senator and rep here

Legislative Session: Connecticut has a part-time legislature (though you can reach out to your lawmakers anytime!). Odd-numbered years run January to June and focus on passing the state budget, while even-numbered years run February to May. During the first half of session, the House and Senate usually only meet one day a week, but daily near the end. The rest of the time, your reps attend committee meetings and hearings.

Committees: There are 26 committees ranging from Environment to Transportation, from Public Health to Energy & Technology. Committees hold public hearings, listen to testimony, and send legislation on to the full General Assembly for a final vote. See all committees and members here