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Malloy pitches more spending cuts, some revenue to shrink deficit

Hours after inviting Republicans to help devise a bipartisan deficit-mitigation plan, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered a “road map” Friday to shave another $243 million off this year’s state budget deficit, again relying most heavily on cuts to social services. The Democratic governor, who insisted that he wouldn’t raise taxes to close the current shortfall, […]

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GOP weighs giving cover to a Democratic governor

The General Assembly’s Republican minority faces a stark choice: Help a Democratic governor shape a politically risky deficit-mitigation plan, or risk being seen as obstructionist or, even worse, irrelevant. By agreeing to come to the table for the start of deficit-reduction talks on Monday, the GOP minority leaders, Rep. Lawrence F. Cafero Jr. of Norwalk […]