The Capitol mourns a colleague, the marijuana debate is revived and a new poll on tolls. This week in Connecti

Sad news from the Capitol early Friday: State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago, D-Bridgeport, died suddenly overnight. He was “a giant of our Caucus and the entire Legislature,” House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter wrote in an email to legislators and staff. “His commitment to the people of Bridgeport was legendary.” Santiago was first elected to the House in 2008. He was 45 and had three children. … Former state Rep. Tony Guerrera, a Democrat from Rocky Hill, has landed a job with the Lamont administration. He began work as deputy commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday. His annual salary is $140,000. Guerrera served in the House for 18 years but left the legislature after losing a primary for state Senate last August to then-Rep. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown. … As Congress debates legislation that could make changes to federal student loans, U.S.

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