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Connecticut House to Take Up $17.9 Billion Democratic Budget

Connecticut House to Take Up $17.9 Billion Democratic Budget   (Photo: Adavyd, Wikimedia Commons) 

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It's now up to the Connecticut House of Representatives to pass a revised $17.9 billion Democratic budget that attempts to fix a projected $960 million deficit in the new fiscal year.

The Democratic controlled House was scheduled to meet in special session Friday to vote on the plan, which is expected to result in hundreds of unfilled state employee positions. The bill cleared the Democratic controlled Senate on Thursday along party lines.

Besides the budget bill, House members are expected to vote on several other budget-related bills, including one that spells out details of the tax-and-spending plan. That legislation also cleared the Senate on Thursday.

The new budget is a retooled version of the second year of a two-year $40 billion budget lawmakers passed last year.