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Connecticut Lawmakers Grapple With Budget Vote As Deadline Nears

Democratic legislators and Gov. Dannel Malloy reached a budget deal, which is awaiting a vote of the state legislature.
Democratic legislators and Gov. Dannel Malloy reached a budget deal, which is awaiting a vote of the state legislature. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky, File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- As the midnight deadline to adjourn looms, Democratic legislators and Gov. Dannel Malloy have put forward a budget deal to close a massive state deficit, according to the Connecticut Mirror.

The package would close a nearly $1 billion gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1, but the line-by-line details were not available, CTMirror said.

The newest budget plan calls for salary cuts and likely layoffs of hundreds of state workers but would scrap a controversial deferral of business tax credits, Connecticut Mirror reported.

If the budget is not passed by midnight, the Legislature would be forced to reconvene in a special session, CTMirror said.

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