Gov. Malloy calls special session, deal 'unlikely'
(AP) - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D-Conn.) is calling statelawmakers back to the Capitol to vote on a revised Connecticutbudget. He says it appears "increasingly unlikely" that stateemployees will ratify a labor savings agreement that was supposedto balance the two-year, $40.1 billion budget. Malloy announced Thursday he wants lawmakers to return June 30,the final day of the fiscal year. He said he wants the legislature to expand his budget-cuttingauthority and to pass a plan to close the budget gap that wassupposed to be filled with labor savings. Many of the state's unionized workers are still voting on theplan, which is supposed to save $1.6 billion over two years. Malloy says he's "loathe" to impose the layoffs, programmaticand municipal aid cuts, but has no choice.