Updated: Friday, 08 Mar 2013, 11:00 AM EST
Published : Friday, 08 Mar 2013, 11:00 AM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The winter storm is delaying legislative leadership talks on a possible bipartisan bill addressing the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Democratic and Republican leaders had planned to hold a third session of closed-door talks Friday. Two Democratic staff members confirmed those discussions are expected to resume on Monday.
On Thursday, leaders said they remained optimistic about reaching a bipartisan agreement, saying they were continuing to make progress. There have been some questions as to whether a bipartisan deal can be reached considering some Democratic and Republican lawmakers differ over whether to expand the state's assault weapons ban and whether to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Meanwhile, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission continued to meet on Friday. Members heard from emergency management experts.