HARTFORD (AP) - The top Democratic leaders of the Connecticut Senate say they have a â€śfew remaining issues to resolveâ€ť 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 â€śconceptual agreementâ€ť 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 â€śpretty much the same.â€ť However, he says â€śadjustmentsâ€ť 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.