Malloy plans to hold budget discussions with lawmakers

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) delivers his Biennial Budget Address

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he plans to have discussions with lawmakers on a new two-year budget in the coming days.

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The Democrat says he wants to “see where we are” in terms of a possible deal. But Malloy has warned “it’s going to be a while” before an agreement can be reached, noting how all four caucuses — House and Senate Democrats and Republicans — don’t agree on a specific proposal.

With no budget in place since the fiscal year began July 1, Malloy is running the state by executive order.

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Meanwhile, Malloy and state lawmakers are waiting to see if the 34 state employee bargaining units approve a two-year, $1.5 billion in labor savings agreement. The voting is expected to wrap by the week of July 17.

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