CTNJ: Looney continues to be optimistic about revenue package

HARTFORD, Conn. — One day after bipartisan budget discussions ended in finger pointing, one Democratic leader is holding out some hope that the legislature will approve at the very least a revenue package.

Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, said he was still holding out hope following the Appropriations Committee failure to pass a spending plan yesterday that the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee would still release a tax package by the end of the week, even though the committee is no longer meeting privately. 

Looney said any package the Finance Committee releases would not have sales and income tax increases that were the subject of a seven hour public hearing Tuesday.

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