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CTNJ: The budget abyss

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Following their failure to find enough votes to pass a two-year budget, legislative leaders have retreated to their respective corners and decided to sell their own budget proposal to lawmakers.

The halls of the Capitol have been largely empty as lawmakers struggle to find a path forward. No formal budget meetings involving Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative leaders have been held since last week.

House Democrats held a budget workshop Wednesday on the budget they proposed last week that would increase the sales tax and allow municipalities to decide whether they wanted to add an additional 1 percent sales tax to food and beverages sold in their communities.

House Republicans sent out an email to every lawmakers in both chambers on Thursday asking them to attend a presentation of their budget proposal at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 11.

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