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News Junkie: budget negotiations slowed, Finance meeting postponed

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, Senate President Martin Looney, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter. (Christine Stuart, CT News Junkie)

HARTFORD, Conn. — The photo of white smoke posted on House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz’s Facebook page Wednesday morning may have been a little premature.

As of Wednesday afternoon the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee meeting to adopt the revenue estimates that accompany a state budget was postponed until Thursday.

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Following a meeting with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Democratic legislative leaders said they still have a few items they need to negotiate with the Democratic governor.

“There are technical issues regarding the implementers and the volume of work that needs to be done,” Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, said.

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2 comments

Isabelle Hargrove September 13, 2017 at 7:27 pm

Quick, take this picture down. It implies that Senator Duff is indeed at the heart of this debacle and should rightfully be held accountable!

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