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News Junkie: Little progress following budget discussions

HARTFORD, Conn. — It was the first meeting of Democratic and Republican legislative leaders since passage of the state employee concession package, but they’re no closer to resolving the two-year budget deficit than they were in June.

The labor package resolved $1.57 billion of the projected two-year, $5.1 billion budget deficit, but the two parties were no closer to eliminating the rest of the $3.5 billion state budget deficit Tuesday.

After meeting for more than an hour behind closed doors at the state Capitol, members of both caucuses and parties emerged to tell reporters they are continuing to share information about how to resolve the remainder of the budget deficit.

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