Martin M Looney

Democratic budget deal reached, vote Wednesday

Democratic legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reached a tentative eleventh-hour budget deal late Tuesday to cover a projected $960 million deficit in the new fiscal year and potentially help address future projected deficits.

"Our goal has been to do things differently this year, to ensure that, just like the households we represent, we do not spend money that we don't have," said Devon Puglia, the governor's spokesman.

The lawmakers said they plan to hold a vote on Wednesday, the final day of the legislative session. The deal follows weeks of disagreement and discord between Malloy and his fellow party members over how to address the red...