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Shut out of budget talks, Malloy takes a stroll — to visit the press

Shut out of budget negotiations for a week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stretched his legs Thursday. Trailed by staff and security, Malloy strode from his 2nd-floor office to a 4th-floor landing outside the press room at the other end of the State Capitol. It was his second visit in as many days, using the press to remind public and politicians of his parameters for a budget deal.

Posted inMoney, Politics

With 3 still hedging, Senate to vote on concessions today

The trio of Democratic state senators moved as a tight knot through the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building, their mood seeming light when a reporter tried to press them on what comes next should they vote today to reject a state-employee concessions deal worth $1.57 billion to Connecticut’s overdue two-year budget. Yes, they can kill the deal, but then what?