- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - State legislative leaders say they’re making progress toward reaching a possible bipartisan plan to close Connecticut’s mid-year, budget shortfall.

Democratic and Republican lawmakers met privately with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday for more than an hour. It marked their fourth closed-door meeting.

Legislators emerged without revealing details about the latest get-together, except to say they planned to resume talks on Tuesday.

Malloy and legislative leaders have already floated various ideas for closing the gap that’s developed in this year’s approximately $20 billion budget, such as a retirement incentive and spending cuts. Lawmakers say the shortfall is $350 million to $370 million.

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said last week the group set a tentative Dec. 4 deadline for a deal. A special session would be held before Christmas.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide