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Connecticut lawmakers passed a bill to close the state’s current $220 million budget gap on Tuesday. The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both houses of the legislature.

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Advocates gathered at several Long Island Rail Road stations on Monday to pressure lawmakers to include a $15 minimum wage in the New York State budget. More than a dozen supporters, including Rachel Ackoff of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, held a press conference at the Hicksville train station.

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Lawmakers worked toward a budget deal on Monday as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo indicated he’s making some concessions on the minimum wage.

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Connecticut lawmakers expect to vote on Tuesday on spending cuts to close the state’s $220 million budget gap. Governor Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) and state lawmakers met to discuss the bipartisan plan last week.

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy used his executive authority on Wednesday to make $65 million in budget cuts, including millions from day and residential programs for people with disabilities, to help slash Connecticut's $220 million deficit.

The Democratic governor's list of budget reductions was released hours after he met with legislative leaders to discuss how to address the stubborn budget shortfall.

"These were difficult decisions, but ones that nevertheless have to be made to ensure that we don't spend more than we actually have," he said.

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