Connecticut lawmakers are expected back at the State Capitol on Thursday. They’ll be there to finally vote on the state’s two-year budget that was supposed to have taken effect on July 1. Lawmakers have spent the past three months since they adjourned from their regular session arguing about how to fix a $3.5 billion deficit in the state’s $40 billion two-year budget.
Democratic state lawmakers in Connecticut have dropped their plans for an across the board sales tax increase to help balance the state’s two-year budget. That budget is more than two months late and is projected to be $3.5 billion in deficit.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin sent a letter to Governor Dannel Malloy and state lawmakers on Thursday warning that his city will run out of money in about 60 days and may be forced to file for bankruptcy if the state fails to approve a new budget.