Budget committee to vote on spending plan

State Capitol building in Hartford. (File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The General Assembly’s budget-writing committee is expected to vote on its proposed spending plan for next fiscal year.

The Appropriations Committee, which is controlled by Democrats, is scheduled to meet Thursday to vote on its response to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised $19 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Malloy’s spending plan included additional funding to help homeless veterans and put Connecticut on the path to providing universal pre-kindergarten.

The legislature’s Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee still needs to meet vote on the legislature’s response to Malloy’s tax proposals.

Ultimately, ideas from both committees will be incorporated in a final budget deal, to be negotiated between lawmakers and Malloy. That agreement must be approved by the full legislature before this year’s session ends May 7.

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