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Gov. Malloy Urges CT Lawmakers To Pass Mini-Budget

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In the absence of a complete spending plan, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is calling on state lawmakers to pass what the Democrat is calling a mini-budget. 

Malloy says the plan will not add to Connecticut’s deficit and is the best alternative short of a balanced two-year budget. The two-term governor, who is not running for reelection next year, spoke Monday afternoon.

“Other than the budget that have I proposed previously, there is no budget that I would sign,” Malloy said. “I would not sign the Republicans’ budget. I would veto it. I would not sign the Democrats’ budget as I understand its latest iteration to be. I would veto it. So this the question, ‘Do you want to be responsible and do you want to run government with the Legislature playing a role or not?’”

Governor Malloy says he will implement a separate resource allocation plan by executive order if the Legislature does not adopt a budget by July 1st. Malloy says he is prepared to allocate funding to operate state government until September 30. 

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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