State Budget Deal Unlikely This Week, New Fiscal Year Starts Saturday

SUSAN HAIGH
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz says he won’t call lawmakers back to Hartford to vote on a proposed mini-budget Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered up, now that there’s no agreement on a two-year budget in sight.

The Democrat said Tuesday the mini budget will “kick the can down the road,” delaying action on a final budget “that moves the state forward.”

Malloy and Democratic Senate President Martin Looney want legislators to vote on the mini budget before the fiscal year ends Friday. They say it will be less draconian than having Malloy maintain essential state services using his limited executive authority, which appears to be the direction the state is headed.

Malloy says he’ll be forced to cut funding to summer youth jobs programs and services for people with disabilities.

 

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