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Connecticut lawmakers wrap up challenging session

Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday closed out a legislative session marked by the closest partisan divide in recent history and continued disagreement over how to fix the state's fiscal troubles.

While the regular session adjourned at midnight, lawmakers aren't finished with their work. They need to return to the state Capitol and craft a new two-year budget with a projected $5 billion deficit. Legislative leaders hope to reach a deal before the state's fiscal year ends June 30, but it's unclear if that will be possible.

"We will see each other at some point soon," Democratic House Majority Leader Matt Ritter of Hartford told his colleagues.

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