MAL­LOY FRUS­TRATED AS BUD­GET TALKS CON­TINUE

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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.

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