Democratic Senate President Martin Looney says Democratic and Republican legislative leaders are scheduled to meet privately on Wednesday to discuss various issues related to the new, two-year $41.3 billion tax-and-spending agreement reached four months into the fiscal year.
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House Republican Leader Themis Klarides wants the General Assembly to reopen a special legislative session to stop Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for reducing aid to cities and towns by $91 million to partly cover an $881.6 million gap lawmakers purposely built into the budget.
She and other lawmakers argue they didn’t intend for municipal aid to be reduced.
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Meanwhile, new revenue estimates show this fiscal year is already $202.8 million in the red.