New figures show Connecticut still has a $141.4 million deficit in the current fiscal year’s general fund account, less than a month after Democrats and Republicans passed a bipartisan plan to fix the problem.
Wednesday’s optimism over finding a state budget solution appears to be going sour.
A special session of the general assembly gets underway in Hartford. Lawmakers are set to vote on a budget.
State democratic lawmakers and the governor have now agreed on a deal to close the nearly one billion dollar budget deficit. But complaints are still expected before the special session starts later this week.
That’s if legislative leaders, the governor, and state labor union agree on a solution. Connecticut is still working through the budget crisis.
The Connecticut Judicial Branch announced earlier this month that 113 branch employees would be laid off. On Monday, officials released a detailed breakdown of which positions would be eliminated, and where.
As the deadline for a State Budget quickly approaches, Governor Dannel Malloy had sharp criticism for the House leaders for failing to get a budget proposal done, and refusing to vote on the proposed mini-budget.
Day 110 without a state budget, and the top leaders of the General Assembly say that have an agreement “in principle.”
The OTHER state budget crisis.
There are signs budget negotiations will resume at the Connecticut state Capitol.