MALLOY FRUSTRATED AS BUDGET TALKS CONTINUE
Hartford — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expressing frustration over how long it's taking Connecticut legislative leaders to reach a bipartisan state budget agreement.
Democratic leaders have told rank-andfile Democrats to keep the week of Oct. 23 open for possible budget votes.
After learning a vote today won't happen, Malloy suggested Thursday that the leaders “maybe need to pick up the pace” of their closed-door negotiations, which haven't included the Democratic governor.
Malloy previously warned if a budget deal wasn't reached by today, lawmakers would have a difficult time passing a new two-year plan before Nov. 1 because of scheduling conflicts.