HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he expects to announce soon cuts to this year’s deficit-plagued budget he can make using his executive authority.
The Democratic governor said Wednesday the General Assembly will also need to pass legislation to cover the rest of the shortfall.
The current fiscal year is at least $220 million in the red. The budget is about $20 billion. The year ends June 30.
Malloy was expected to meet privately Wednesday with Democratic and Republican legislative leaders. He has asked them to provide him with budget-cutting ideas.
He says a package offered by the legislature’s minority Republicans has “some solid ideas.” However, Malloy’s spokesman says the administration has concerns about proposed cuts to property tax relief and higher education.
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