Party leaders to meet with Governor for possible bipartisan budget breakthrough

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

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Could there be light at the end of the tunnel?

Top leaders from both parties are to meet with the Governor to see if a bipartisan budget breakthrough might be possible before next Friday the 13th.

Sources tell News 8 that after the breakdown in the House on Tuesday, leaders feel that this stalemate has gone on long enough. Senate Republican Leader Fasano told News 8 on Wednesday that some communities will be in a very precarious financial position on November 1st if this goes on.

Sources say staff from all sides are expecting to work through the holiday weekend with the aim of having a budget bill ready to go next week.

Lawmakers have already been told to be on standby for possible session on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of next week.

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