State Budget Process Stumbles Forward … Slightly

State budget process stumbles forward … slightly

The Connecticut legislature is still on its rocky road toward a budget, but the process moved forward last week when the long-awaited results of a union concessions vote were announced.
Unionized state employees voted overwhelmingly to ratify a concessions deal negotiated with the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
The results of the vote were announced Tuesday by the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition. The agreement is expected to be worth $1.57 billion over two years. Now the attention returns to the General Assembly, where legislators are divided over how to proceed.
Union officials said that 85 percent of the votes cast …

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