Lawmakers reach tentative deal on major issues of new budget

Published on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:59
Written by SUSAN HAIGH


HARTFORD - Connecticut legislative leaders say they've reached a tentative agreement on most of the major parts of a new, bipartisan state budget agreement.

The Republican and Democratic lawmakers had set a self-imposed deadline of approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to announce where things stand. They emerged from closed-door talks to announce they agree on major issues.

They still need to run the details of the plan by their rank-and-file members and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over the coming days.

If Malloy doesn't like the proposal, the lawmakers are not ruling out the possibility of having to override a possible veto.

The leaders did not release many details of the plan, saying they first need to inform their fellow lawmakers. Connecticut has been without a budget since July 1.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, State on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:59. Updated: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 16:01.