Democratic and GOP lawmakers provide latest details on budget deal

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HARTFORD —  Republican lawmakers on Thursday afternoon said that as part of a possible bipartisan budget deal, the car tax mil rate increases to 39 mils in year one and could be eliminated in year two.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s reserving judgment on a long-awaited agreement reached by Democratic and Republican legislative leaders on a tentative state budget framework, while not ruling out a possible veto.

A skeptical Malloy said Wednesday there are a number of things he might find objectionable in the bipartisan deal that could prompt him to reject it, such as using short-term revenue sources to help balance the approximately two-year $40 billion budget with a projected $3.5 billion deficit.

Malloy previously rejected a GOP-crafted budget that passed the General Assembly with Republican and a handful of Democratic votes.

The lawmakers said they’re hoping to garner enough support from rank-and-file members to support an override if one becomes necessary.

Malloy is scheduled to review the budget Friday with Democratic leaders.

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