Democratic leaders hope to pass new budget in coming weeks

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.