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CT lawmakers may vote on revised budget this plan this week

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Connecticut lawmakers may vote on revised budget proposal this week. (WFSB file photo) Connecticut lawmakers may vote on revised budget proposal this week. (WFSB file photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

State lawmakers could be voting on a revised budget plan later this week.

Right now, the state faces a $935 million shortfall.

The revised plan released by the Republicans on Monday would preserve funding to social services, mental health and municipalities.

This revised plan agrees with Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposal to reduce state workforce by 2,000. It spends $70 billion over 30 years on transportation and increases bonding to pay for transportation improvements. 

"In recent weeks we've seen a stalemate in state government over Connecticut's budget. All proposals put forward thus far do not fully address the state's need for long-term structural changes to our budget. In this void, Republicans are compelled to take the lead and share our ideas to build a brighter future for Connecticut,"  Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) said in a statement on Monday.

"This budgetary framework marks a different approach to dealing with our seemingly endless cycle of tax increases to cover deficits, followed shortly thereafter by more deficits and subsequent tax increases. This offers a longer horizon for taxpayers and businesses. It is a sustainable, predictable future and we proved we can do this without raising more revenue. We made the tough choices to enact structural changes, cut spending and stabilize our budget," House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-Derby) said in a statement on Monday.

House Speaker Breandan Sharkey also released a statement on Republicans' budget proposal. 

“I’m glad the minority finally came through with their budget proposal, which contains some helpful ideas, many similar to what is contained in the Democrats’ plan. Time is of the essence, if the Republicans are serious about leading, let’s sit down today, work it out, and get this done together," Sharkey said  in a statement on Monday. 

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