The Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has released Major Issues for 2015.
Every year, legislative leaders ask OLR to identify and provide brief descriptions of important issues that the General Assembly may face in the coming session.
The report represents the professional, nonpartisan views of staff in OLR, the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA), and the Legislative Commissioners’ Office (LCO) regarding possible upcoming legislative issues. It does not represent staff suggestions or recommendations. The office identified issues based on interim studies; research requests; non-confidential discussions with legislators, other legislative participants, and executive branch agencies; and our general subject matter knowledge.
The report lists the issues according to the committee in whose jurisdiction they primarily fall. Since more than one committee may consider aspects of the same issue, descriptions may overlap. Where appropriate, it provides links to OLR Reports and other online documents that contain additional information about particular issues.
Click here to read the full report.