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Martin M Looney

Budget Talks To Continue after Thanksgiving

Budget Talks To Continue after Thanksgiving

With no final agreement Tuesday, the state budget deficit talks will continue after Thanksgiving in the hopes of holding a special session in December.

Legislators are shooting for the week of December 7 for the pre-Christmas session to finalize a budget deal that could save as much as $350 million to close the current year's projected deficit.

"We're moving substantially closer to an agreement,'' said Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney of New Haven. "We had hopeful and productive discussions today, and we're going to continue those. We think we have narrowed a lot of the differences between us and are moving closer.''

One of the biggest developments that...