HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Legislative Republicans in Connecticut want to restore the now-defunct sales tax exemption for clothing and non-prescription drugs, as well as fully restore the property tax credit program.

The plan was unveiled Thursday, the same day the Democratic-controlled Appropriations Committee was expected to vote on revisions to the new state budget that takes effect on July 1.

The GOP says its plan spends $342.7 million less than Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised $20 billion budget.

The Democratic plan spends nearly $1 million less than Malloy’s.

Republicans plan to offer their plan – in part or whole – as an amendment during Thursday’s meeting.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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