Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is warning his new, two-year state budget proposal will not be an easy one.
The Democrat is scheduled to present his plan Wednesday to a joint session of the General Assembly. It's the same day his administration also is expected to unveil details of the governor's proposed overhaul of Connecticut's transportation system.
Special interest groups, including nonprofit social service agencies, have told Malloy and state lawmakers they can't afford additional budget cuts. The governor has been forced to issue mid-year cuts to trim the deficit in the current fiscal year that ends June 30.
Each of the next two fiscal years is predicted to be $1 billion in the red.
Malloy told reporters Friday, "it's not going to be an easy budget."
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