GOP-backed state bud­get passes, Mal­loy veto likely

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NATION -

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

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