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Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy is pushing back on allegations that his administration is holding off until after the November 8 election to let voters know Connecticut is facing huge budget deficit projections.

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Thirty additional Connecticut state employees who work in executive branch agencies have received layoff notices since May 3.

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Connecticut’s regular legislative session ended on Wednesday without a final vote on the State’s budget.

Financial challenges have been at the forefront of lawmakers’ work this session as the state faced a mounting budget deficit that’s now projected to be close to $1 billion for the next fiscal year that begins on July 1.

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Connecticut lawmakers are working on closing a nearly $1 billion budget gap for the next fiscal year before their legislative session ends at midnight on Wednesday, May 4.

At issue are three competing plans: One introduced by Democratic Governor Daniel Malloy, another introduced by legislative Republicans, and a partial fix that was tabled a while back by the Democratic leaders in the legislature.

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In Connecticut the legislative session ends on Wednesday, but Democratic leaders in the state legislature and Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy have yet to reach an agreement on resolving a nearly $1 billion budget shortfall for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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