News Junkie: Legislative leaders reach tentative deal, Malloy remains skeptical

HARTFORD, Conn. —  Legislative leaders emerged from the Democratic caucus room Wednesday to announce they reached a tentative framework for budget deal they may need to pass with a veto-proof majority.

That’s because they’re uncertain if Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will support their bipartisan compromise.

House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, said she hopes Malloy will sign the compromise, but if he doesn’t “we will have other options available to us.”

She said that’s why it took them 13 days to reach a budget deal because they had to plan for a second option.

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Drewt October 19, 2017 at 7:52 am

Of Course Dumb A** Malloy is already saying negative things and doesn’t seem to be ready to approve the SECOND BIPARTISAN BUDGET THAT WILL PASS AGAIN! But I got news for him..Once this Passed and as some people on this page suggested with even a bigger BiPartisian Vote, I guess there a magic number. But this time should he Veto it, it will no doub be overridden! PLAYTIME FOR MALLOY IS OVER! Move aside and let us get back to work!

Elsa Peterson Obuchowski October 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

When will we find out whether the Citizens’ Election Program is going to survive? The GOP budget, which a few Dems voted for, would have killed it.

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