Rank-and-file lawmakers to review bipartisan budget deal

Published on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:02
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HARTFORD - Rank-and-file Connecticut lawmakers are being briefed on the final details of a tentative bipartisan budget deal that legislative leaders hope will come up for a vote this week.

Closed-door meetings are planned Tuesday to go over the two-year, approximately $40 billion plan.

Early Tuesday, Republican and Democratic legislative leaders emerged from lengthy, private negotiations at the state Capitol to announce they had finally reached agreement on the final details of a proposed state budget. Word came days after they announced a tentative agreement on a budget framework, saying various final details still needed to be worked out.

Lawmakers still have to run their proposal by a skeptical Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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



Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, State on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:02. Updated: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:05.