HARTFORD - (AP) - The House of Representatives inConnecticut won't hold a rare Saturday session to take up aDemocratic budget deficit plan that Gov. M. Jodi Rell has vowed toveto.
A spokesman for House Speaker Chris Donovan tells The AssociatedPress that members were being notified Saturday morning that theplanned session has been canceled.
The decision comes hours after an early-morning vote by theSenate to pass the $535 million plan, but without enough votes tooverride Rell's threatened veto. The plan passed on a 21-15 vote,with three Democrats joining the Republicans. Twenty-four votes areneeded for a veto-proof majority.
Rell's veto promise came after she called the Democrats'proposed spending cuts "meager."
The current fiscal year is about $500 million in the red. Nextyear's deficit is estimated at $700 million.