Lawmakers hold special session in Hartford

(AP) - Connecticut lawmakers returnedto Hartford for a special session on the state budget deficit, butdid not vote on the governor'sproposed spending cuts. Republican Governor

HARTFORD - (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers returnedto Hartford for a special session on the state budget deficit, butdid not vote on the governor'sproposed spending cuts. Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell called Tuesday'ssession, but House Speaker Christopher Donovan says lawmakers intend to call another special session, possiblybefore Christmas, to vote on their own deficit plan. Leaders of the Democratic majority say Rell's proposal wouldslash more than 5,000 jobs in the state. Rell's budget officedisputed the claim. Democrats also say their plan wouldn't cut state aid to citiesand towns like Rell's would.

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