Capitol Report: Reaction to state budget plan veto

State lawmakers meet at the Capitol. (WTNH)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Dannel Malloy used his almighty veto power on Thursday, striking down the Republican budget plan.

“It’s violative of the law,” Governor Malloy explained. “It’s not balanced, it doesn’t do the things they say it will do. It doesn’t send the communities the money they say it will send on a net basis. It would set UConn back dramatically, it would set the regent system back dramatically…a number of those community colleges.”

Related Content: Governor Malloy vetoes Republican budget; Republicans urge override

The writing was on the wall. Now, the date to watch is Oct. 10 when a special session will be held as Republicans seek a possible override of the veto.

The panel discusses the veto and reactions to it from both sides of the aisle.

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