HARTFORD -- The Office of Policy Management said on Monday that the state budget deficit has risen to more than $200 million.
In a letter sent from Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes to State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, states they are projecting a deficit from operations of $202.8 million.
The letters said that amount is slightly more than one percent of net General Fund appropriations. The letter went on to say, "If confirmed by your office, this will trigger the requirement pursuant for submission of a deficit mitigation plan."
You can read letter here.