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Malloy Urges House Leaders To Approve Temporary Budget Plan As Deadline Looms

Malloy Urges House Leaders To Approve Temporary Budget Plan As Deadline Looms

With time running out and the new fiscal year set to begin Saturday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy pleaded Wednesday with legislative leaders to approve a budget that would outline spending for the next 90 days and avoid massive cuts through an alternative, but necessary order.

In a letter to House leaders, Malloy suggested that they should encourage both Democrats and Republicans to vote in favor of the interim plan in order to avoid an executive order that would lead to deep cuts to education, hospitals, non-profits, rental assistance, and summer jobs for teenagers.

"I have made clear repeatedly that I do not believe it is in the best interest of our constituents or our...