Republicans push for veto override of state budget

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Republicans are pushing for a veto override while Democrats blast the vetoed Republican budget as Governor’s Executive Order begins.

The E.O. will send education and municipal funding checks to Hartford, New Haven and other “distressed” cities starting as early as Monday afternoon while dozens of other communities get nothing.

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Republicans are staging media events around the state urging that the Governor’s veto be over ridden in the legislature. Democrats are staging media events saying the Republican budget will force the city of Hartford to near certain bankruptcy.

Malloy has been running state government by emergency executive order under his limited spending authority.

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House leadership says they will take up the veto override on Tuesday. The session is to start at 12 Noon.

If the hospital tax element is ready it will also come up for a vote.

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