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Malloy Says He Won't Sign Off On Democrats' Budget Deal

Malloy Says He Won't Sign Off On Democrats' Budget Deal

HARTFORD — Top Democrats announced Thursday that they have reached a budget deal for the next fiscal year that does not increase taxes or fees and can pass both chambers without any Republican support.

But Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's spokesman announced immediately that Malloy "could not support or sign it in its current form'' because the package has "unrealistic savings targets,'' including numerous one-time revenue sources.

Republicans also quickly rejected the plan, saying it does not provide fundamental structural changes in state spending and would not generate any Republican votes in either the House of Representatives or the Senate. They decried various...

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