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Leonard A. Fasano

General Assembly Adjourns, Puts Off Budget Vote To Next Week's Special Session

General Assembly Adjourns, Puts Off Budget Vote To Next Week's Special Session

HARTFORD – With time running out on the frenzied, final day of the legislative session, Democratic leaders unexpectedly postponed a vote on the $20 billion state budget Wednesday and promised to return next week.

After three months of squabbling and inaction, the General Assembly had been planning to pass a budget that plugs a $1 billion projected deficit based on an agreement reached late Tuesday.

With the legislature facing constitutionally mandated adjournment by midnight, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Democratic leadership and Republicans had been trying to pass a budget on a busy day when dozens of bills also remained to be considered. The Senate announced that the...

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