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Legislators Feeling Heat From Malloy Over Budget Stalemate

Legislators Feeling Heat From Malloy Over Budget Stalemate

HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to withhold key education funds from 85 towns has ratcheted up the pressure on legislators as they move toward the third month without a state budget.

“If anyone wasn’t paying attention before in West Hartford, everybody is paying attention now,” said Rep. Derek Slap of West Hartford. “I’m very frustrated that the families, towns, and businesses are still in limbo, and we’re approaching September. They don’t care if there’s a D or an R after our name. They want a resolution to this.’’

The potential loss of millions of dollars in many towns has generated deep concerns among school superintendents, parents, and town council members....

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