Capitol Report: Unprecedented Budget Moves

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Friday evening and early Saturday morning the House and Senate both approved the Republican budget plan.

First, on Friday, three Democrats changed the tide of what was once an evenly divided senate. The three Democratic senators voted in favor of the approval of the GOP budget plan.

Then Saturday the vote went to the House, where they also approved the Republican budget plan.

When I wake up in the morning and I walk into this building, I’ve learned that anything can happen,” said House Minority Leader Themis Klarides.

Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney knows the veto from Governor Malloy is coming.

Looney told News 8’s Chief Political Reporter Mark Davis: “That is certainly a possibility. The Governor has said that this new offer he made at the end of last week became the basis for what became said today, he said it was his last-ditch effort to get to an agreement, and otherwise he would continue governing by executive order.”

Governor Malloy issued a statement late Friday evening, saying: “I believe the amended budget that passed in the Senate today is unbalanced, and if it were to reach my desk I would veto it.”

Watch as the panel discusses the latest on the state’s budget.

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