HARTFORD, Conn. — Republicans who picked up eight seats in the House and three in the Senate in 2016 are still asking to be part of discussions as the General Assembly heads into extra innings to debate the two-year, $5.1 billion budget deficit.
If a budget deal isn’t reached by June 30, then by law Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will run the government through executive order beginning on July 1.
At a post-mortem press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, admitted that Republicans have their eyes on 2018, but that doesn’t mean they won’t work with Democrats to try to come up with a budget during the upcoming special session.
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