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Malloy To Unveil Budget And Transportation Plans Amid Deficit


Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is warning his new, two-year state budget proposal will not be an easy one. The Democrat is scheduled to present his plan Wednesday to a joint session of the General Assembly.The noon budget unveiling comes on the same day Malloy’s administration is expected to outline his proposed overhaul of Connecticut's transportation system including a lock box in which money could only be used for transportation.

“Until that legislation is passed and signed I will veto any attempt to levy additional sources of new revenue for transportation,” said Malloy.

Special interest groups, including nonprofit social service agencies, have told Malloy and lawmakers they can't afford additional budget cuts. The governor issued mid-year cuts to trim the deficit in the current fiscal year that ends June 30.

Each of the next two fiscal years is predicted to be $1 billion in the red.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. 

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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