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Budget agreement? Still nothing as of Monday night

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Gov. Dannel Malloy has said there will be no tax increase, but the government is having a tough time figuring out to erase a $247.8 million shortfall.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Hours before the General Assembly is scheduled to vote on a deficit mitigation package to erase this year’s red ink, the legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis released new numbers pegging the shortfall at $247.8 million.

That’s down $18.1 million from last month’s $266 million deficit, but it’s still larger than the $220 million hole lawmakers are planning to plug later today.

The governor’s office declined to comment on the figures and as of 10 p.m. Monday there still was no final package for rank-and-file lawmakers or the public to inspect.

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