Budget clock ticking in Hartford

State lawmakers are facing a midnight deadline Wednesday to agree on a plan to balance the state's budget.Right now, there is a projected $1.3 billion

HARTFORD - State lawmakers are facing a midnight deadline Wednesday to agree on a plan to balance the state's budget.

Right now, there is a projected $1.3 billion deficit for 2011.

The Republican minority withdrew from talks, but Democrats say their participation is not needed and they hope to come to an agreement with Governor Jodi Rell before the deadline.

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