Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has vetoed his first bill this year. It would have prevented him or future governors from cutting education funding to cities and towns to close a budget deficit mid-year.
Connecticut lawmakers say more than $1 billion in unanticipated state income tax revenue this year made it easier for them to agree on second-year budget adjustments before they adjourned their legislative session Wednesday night. The $20 billion second-year of the state budget has no tax increases.
Democratic and Republican legislative leaders in Connecticut have finally begun meeting to negotiate second-year adjustments to the $41 billion bipartisan budget they passed last year. The negotiations are starting with only a day left in the state’s legislative session, which ends at midnight on Wednesday.