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Local lawmaker discusses budget projections

There's just one and a half weeks left in the state General Assembly session and no budget plan in place for the coming fiscal year.  Deputy House Speaker Bob Godfrey of Danbury explains why the Democratic caucus wanted to wait until after taxes were due to come up with a proposal.


He says they've always waited to get the real numbers, instead of crafting budgets based on guesstimates.  Godfrey added that trends would be more fleshed out for this fiscal year and for the next one.


Connecticut still has a $141 million deficit in the current fiscal year's general fund account, less than a month after Democrats and Republicans passed a bipartisan plan to fix the problem. Next year is projected to have a $922 million deficit.

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