No sign of budget deal yet, but both parties say progress is being made

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–Another long day of budget talks between state Democrats and Republicans is over, and there is still no sign of a budget deal.

On Wednesday, leaders from both parties came out of talks and held a news conference, saying they have been making some progress on coming up with a budget deal, but there is still a long way to go.

“I think what we have done over the last few days has been a really good step forward, and I think we are moving in the right direction,” said Speaker Joe Aresimowicz.

“We have hope, or we wouldn’t be in the room,” said House Republican leader Themis Klarides. “We’ve agreed on numerous things, but there are still very serious issues we have to work.”

Democrats say they are hoping to have a budget deal for the Governor to consider by Friday. Leaders from both parties agree however, that there will not be a budget vote this week.

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