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Bob Duff

Small progress made with state budget, ill feelings remain

Connecticut lawmakers made small progress Thursday toward reaching a possible agreement on a new two-year state budget, but it was clear partisan differences still remain and a final deal on a challenging tax-and-spending plan is not in sight.

The General Assembly's Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee unanimously approved a revenue package Thursday that both Democratic and Republican lawmakers said includes no tax increases. The bill, which Rep. Jason Rojas, D-East Hartford, described as "a rather limited revenue package," will become part of the basis for upcoming negotiations between legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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