Democrats say issues remain with tentative budget

Published on Monday, 23 October 2017 21:45
Written by the Associated Press

HARTFORD (AP) - The top Democratic leaders of the Connecticut Senate say they have a “few remaining issues to resolve” before a bipartisan state budget can be ready for a vote, possibly later this week.

Senate President Martin Looney says legislative leaders hope to reach a “conceptual agreement” Monday night. If that happens, they may brief a skeptical Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday on the long-awaited plan.

Connecticut has been without a budget since the new fiscal year began July 1.

Looney says the tentative agreement announced last week is “pretty much the same.” However, he says “adjustments” have been made to a plan to scrap the local property tax on vehicles, without elaborating.

Lawmakers have not yet released any written details of the plan.

Democratic and Republican senators were briefed Monday.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Monday, 23 October 2017 21:45. Updated: Monday, 23 October 2017 21:47.