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Connecticut’s current legislative session adjourns today, but budget talks have been unsuccessful, and a special session will convene tomorrow. The budget stalemate could continue throughout the month – in part because The Governor and the Legislature still can’t agree on exactly how big the deficit is--It might be as high as 8.7 billion over the next two years.
Coming up, Where We Live, we’ll talk with governor Rell, legislative leaders, and capital reporters about the budget crisis as we hit this important deadline. Rell and Republican leadership oppose levying any new income taxes, as the democrats have proposed. They’re relying instead on deep spending cuts, borrowing, and expanded gambling revenue to dig the state out of its hole. After months of stalemate—what’s next?