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Day 74: Republicans to present revised state budget proposal

Posted September 12

— State Republicans said they will present their revised state budget proposal on Tuesday.

Lawmakers could vote on a budget as early as Thursday.

This as the state continues to operate without a budget for the 74th day.

Lawmakers said if the gridlock goes past the end of the month, Gov. Dannel Malloy will have to sign another executive order that will include more painful cuts.

Republicans and Democrats have been going back and forth in trying to come up with a plan with which both sides can live.

Republicans said they want a spending cap and Democrats proposed raising the state sales tax, which could be off the table now. However, Democrats do want to impose a restaurant tax of 7 percent along with a hospital tax.

Gov. Malloy offered his revised proposal last week.

He said he wants lawmakers to agree to spending cuts and wants municipalities to share in the cost of teacher pensions. He also wants to change the way education funding is given to a way that favors towns with more needs.

The Republicans will present their proposal at 2 p.m. at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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