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Time running out on Connecticut legislative session

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Time is quickly running out for Connecticut lawmakers to finish their work this session, including a revised budget for the new fiscal year that's projected to be $960 million in deficit.

The General Assembly was in session on Saturday. State legislators face a midnight adjournment deadline on Wednesday.

It's questionable whether that will be enough time to finish their biggest task: a revised budget for fiscal year 2017. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday said negotiations with the legislature's majority Democrats were "hitting a wall." They've been at odds over spending cuts.

Other key bills still need final legislative approval, including a bill that would bar people with restraining orders against them from having guns. Bills affecting opioid abuse and Department of Motor Vehicle wait times remain unfinished.

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