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Repercussions loom in budget stalemate

Saturday will mark the longest the state has ever gone without approving a budget as both Democrats and Republicans dig in for a massive fiscal tug-of-war. Gov. Jodi Rell has kept the state running through

News 12 Staff

Aug 21, 2009, 11:27 PM

Updated 5,448 days ago

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Saturday will mark the longest the state has ever gone without approving a budget as both Democrats and Republicans dig in for a massive fiscal tug-of-war.
Gov. Jodi Rell has kept the state running through a series of executive orders and can continue to do so for some time. However, if a budget is not reached by Sept. 1, the state's bond rating will go down. That will lead to a higher cost to build new schools and other construction projects.
A delay in passage of the budget could also lead to cuts in non-essential state services.
Lawmakers have scheduled a special session for Thursday and Friday to continue working on a deal.


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