Weekend brings movement on state budget solution

- FILE - Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (WTNH / Mark Davis)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– While everyone’s attention has been riveted on the Hurricanes down south, there appears to have been some movement on a state budget solution at the State Capitol over the weekend.

Sources are saying there was a “productive” meeting with the Governor and legislative leaders that lasted well into Sunday night. Another meeting of leaders is scheduled Monday.

Reports say a “no sales tax hike” plan is now on the table. This was suggested in an exclusive News 8 interview two weeks ago on August 28th with Senate Democratic leader Martin Looney. In that interview, Looney said they were exploring expanding the Sales Tax to everything except food, medicines and medical supplies.

Related: Looney; expand sales tax and possibly lower it

He said at that time that doing so might allow the state to taking in additional revenue but keep the rate at 6.35% or even lower it.

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