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Bill giving more time for local budgets hits snag in Senate

Some Connecticut municipal leaders want more time to pass their local budgets, given the uncertainty surrounding the state budget and level of aid to cities and towns.

But their request hit a political snag Wednesday, when Senate Democrats abruptly ended debate and tabled a bill giving cities and towns the options of waiting until June 30 to pass their budgets despite local ordinances and charters.

Democrats accused Republicans of waging a filibuster to kill the legislation, something the GOP denied. The two parties hold an equal number of seats in the chamber, and this was latest dust-up between the two caucuses, which have been attempting to share power.