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Malloy Calls For Meeting With Legislative Leaders Following Budget Meltdown

Malloy Calls For Meeting With Legislative Leaders Following Budget Meltdown

One day after budget deliberations collapsed in the legislature, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called for talks to get negotiations back on track as Senate Democrats signaled they were dropping major tax hikes.

Malloy called for a meeting with legislative leaders next week to break the stalemate on the $41 billion, two-year budget. That request came as legislative leaders tried to determine their next steps on resolving a standoff that led to an adjournment by the appropriations committee with no vote on the budget— stunning lawmakers and lobbyists.

In addition, top Senate Democrats now say that they will not support raising the state sales tax and income tax — despite holding a...

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