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Democratic leaders hope to pass new budget in coming weeks

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Lawmakers in Connecticut say they are on track to close out the last fiscal year with a $107.2 million deficit.             

Democratic leaders of Connecticut's house hope to pass a new two-year budget on July 18, but whether that will happen is still in question with no budget deal in place right now.

Some state lawmakers say “long-term planning” must be a new priority to prepare for any uncertainties.

Gov. Malloy signed an executive order Friday needed to keep essential state services in place. 

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