Democratic governor, lawmakers say budget deal near
HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Democratic legislative leaders said on Friday they were close to reaching a “comprehensive deal” on a new two-year state budget that didn’t not raising new taxes, but making major investments in education, health care, municipal aid, workforce development and rent relief.
Democratic leaders, who control the General Assembly, said the draft budget would be presented to grassroots Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Friday evening in the hope of attracting bipartisan support. The General Assembly is due to adjourn its ordinary legislative session to Wednesday at midnight.