Senate Scheduled to Vote on Compromise State Budget Proposal

The Connecticut Senate is scheduled to vote on a bipartisan, compromise state budget agreement, possibly moving closer toward ending a months-long budget impasse. 

The Senate is scheduled to convene Wednesday at 7 p.m. 

If the budget bill clears the Senate, as expected, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday morning on the two-year, approximately $40 billion plan. 

It remains uncertain whether Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy will sign the budget agreement into law or whether the legislature will need to override a possible veto. Malloy's spokeswoman, Kelly Donnelly, says the governor hadn't received a copy of the budget as of late Wednesday morning. 

Connecticut has been without a budget since the fiscal year began July 1. Malloy has been running the state using his limited executive authority. 

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