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News Junkie: Senator compares budget process to tooth abscess

HARTFORD, Conn. — Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle believe they have enough votes to pass a two-year budget package that they negotiated without Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

However, exactly how much support they will receive from their parties remains questionable as details of the compromise continue to trickle out.

Legislative leaders were at the state Capitol until 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning working to close the last $23 million in 2018 and the last $77 million in 2019.

One of the outstanding issues was the announcement last week that they would eliminate the municipal motor vehicle tax in 2019. The car tax generates more than $700 million a year for municipalities and the decision to eliminate it caught local elected officials off-guard.

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