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Lawmakers trying to figure out equally divided state Senate

After winning enough seats to give both parties the same number of seats in the Connecticut Senate for the first time in since 1893, Republicans hope to find a chamber of equals when they return to the state Capitol next year.

It's unclear, however, how equal the 18-to-18 chamber will be once the new legislative session opens Jan. 4 and whether the next two years will be marked by a continuing power struggle.

Democratic lawmakers, who've controlled the 36-member Senate since 1996, believe they still will hold a political edge because Connecticut's constitution says the lieutenant governor, "shall by virtue of his office, be president of the senate, and have, when in...