Connecticut House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said on Tuesday he won't call lawmakers back to Hartford to vote on a proposed mini-budget offered up by Governor Dannel Malloy, now that there's no agreement on a two-year budget in sight.
The Democratic leaders of the Connecticut legislature said on Tuesday that they won't have a budget ready for a vote this week. That means Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy will have to temporarily take over state spending by his executive authority beginning on Saturday July 1.
On Monday Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented state legislative leaders with a detailed spending plan that he would implement if lawmakers fail to reach a budget agreement before the beginning of the next fiscal year on July 1.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and state legislative leaders are expected to meet again on Monday to continue negotiations on closing a projected $5 billion deficit in the state’s next $40 billion two-year budget.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy met with legislative leaders on Wednesday to let them know his plans to keep the state running if they fail to agree on a budget by the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Malloy says he doesn’t intend to spend any more money than the state has on hand.