GOP-backed state budget passes, Malloy veto likely
Connecticut House and Senate Democrats have broken with party leadership, stunning the political establishment, to pass a Republicanbacked state budget plan that calls for large spending cuts but no tax hikes.
The House voted 78-72 early Saturday to approve the $40.7 billion plan. Six Democrats were swayed to support it. Hours earlier, on Friday afternoon, the plan passed in the Senate on a 21-15 vote. Three Democrats voted for it.
Democrats control the legislature and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, said Friday he would veto the legislation if it reaches his desk as is. He called the GOP plan “unbalanced.”
Dannel P. Malloy