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Connecticut Legislators Postpone Vote On $20B Budget Compromise

Gov. Dannel Malloy
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Facing a midnight deadline to adjourn, Democrats in the state legislature delayed a vote on a $20 billion compromise budget plan on Wednesday evening, the Connecticut Mirror reported.

Democrats said they had the votes to pass the budget — a compromise hammered out with Gov. Dannel Malloy to close a nearly $1 billion deficit for the next fiscal year without raising taxes, the Mirror said. But lawmakers wanted more time to review and debate the plan, which still had not been delivered and whose contents remained largely unknown, CT Mirror said.

The legislature now must meet in special session to adopt a budget bill for the fiscal year that begins July 1, with a tentative plan to reconvene Tuesday, CT Mirror said.

The budget is expected to call for hundreds of layoffs of state workers and make taxpayers in more than 30 communities ineligible for a car-tax capping program, the story said.

Click here to read the story at the CT Mirror website.

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