News Junkie: Malloy administration points to so-called drafting error

HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration sounded the alarm bells Thursday morning when they say they found a “drafting error” in the bipartisan budget they weren’t involved in writing.

Legislative leaders say it wasn’t necessarily a so-called “error.”

The problematic language was related to the hospital tax and according to administration sources it has nothing to do with whether the governor will or won’t sign a budget agreement.

While they remained open the the prospect of a technical fix, the Malloy administration said the error could cost the state $1 billion in federal reimbursement if it’s not corrected. The administration says the language regarding the hospital tax fails to establish a federal compliant health care tax, illegally links taxes and supplemental payments, and still mandates that payments be made to the hospitals, even if federal reimbursement for supplemental payments aren’t made.

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