Bob Duff

Connecticut At A Turning Point As Republicans Gain Upper Hand In Budget Crisis

Connecticut At A Turning Point As Republicans Gain Upper Hand In Budget Crisis

A clear message emerged amid the turmoil when the General Assembly adopted a Republican budget Friday: The days of one party rule may finally be ending in Connecticut.

And while Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has promised to veto the Republican budget adopted by the General Assembly Friday night, legislators now must craft a bipartisan solution.

It appeared a budget negotiated between Democrats and Malloy that contained numerous new and increased tax proposals was going to clear the Senate on a party line vote Friday afternoon. And then Democratic Sen. Paul Doyle, who has first elected to the legislature in 1994, rose to announced he would cross party lines and instead support a budget...

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