HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The two Democratic-controlled budget
committees have approved an approximate two-year, $40 billion
budget compromise they reached with their party’s governor.
The Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee and the Appropriations
Committee passed the tax and spending bills Thursday on mostly
The vote came a day after the Democrats announced
they reached a deal with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on a budget that
addresses a projected $3.3 billion deficit, starting July 1.
Republican legislators, who represent the legislature’s minority
party, were unsuccessful in their attempts to pass their own
no-tax-increase budget or various changes to the Democratic plan.
The plan, which raises taxes by about $1.5 billion in the first
year, still relies on $1 billion in unresolved labor savings for
each year of the two-year plan.