News Junkie: Legislature poised to adopt bipartisan budget

HARTFORD, Conn. — Legislative leaders who worked to put this budget deal together without Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in the room said they hope he signs it, but they’re not expecting him to do so. That means they will need to find 101 votes in the House and 24 in the Senate.

As of Tuesday night, Malloy still had not received any budget documents even though his senior staff had been briefed on the details.

The last-minute compromise backs off some sweeps to clean energy funds, maintains a cap on motor vehicle taxes, increases the cigarette tax by 45 cents, increases the hospital tax, increases teacher contributions to their pensions, creates a fee for ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft, cuts $65 million a year from the University of Connecticut’s budget, and establishes a spending and bonding cap.

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