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Malloy Issues $65 Million In Mid-Year Budget Cuts

This is a picture of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is using his executive authority to make $65 million in cuts to address the state's $220 million deficit.The Democratic governor unveiled the list of cuts Wednesday, hours after meeting with legislative leaders to discuss how to address the budget shortfall.

The largest cut — $17 million — is being made to the Department of Developmental Services.

Under state law, Malloy has limited authority to order cuts in certain parts of the budget. He is allowed to reduce a line item by 5 percent or less.

Malloy said lawmakers will need to pass legislation to cover the rest of the deficit for this fiscal year, which ends June 30.

A vote in the General Assembly is expected during the final week of March.

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