Gov. Dannel Malloy delivers an address to the state about the shootings in Newtown, Dec. 15, 2012.
Updated: Monday, 17 Dec 2012, 10:32 PM EST
Published : Monday, 17 Dec 2012, 10:31 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says there's a tentative, bipartisan agreement on a plan to cover Connecticut's current budget deficit, but the details could change before lawmakers return to the state Capitol for a special legislative session.
Rank-and-file state lawmakers were expected to review the proposal on Monday evening.
The current fiscal year's $20 billion budget is projected to have a shortfall of $365 million. Malloy has already ordered $170 million in spending cuts, using his executive powers.
Malloy said the proposal could be adjusted before state lawmakers meet on Wednesday for a special session.
Malloy said his budget director, Benjamin Barnes, has handled much of the recent, closed-door budget discussions because he has been busy dealing with the aftermath of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.