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All eyes on Malloy and whether he'll sign state budget deal

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Gov. Dannel Malloy will have to decide if he wants to sign this latest budget. (WFSB file photo) Gov. Dannel Malloy will have to decide if he wants to sign this latest budget. (WFSB file photo)
HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

All eyes are on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to see whether he will sign the two-year, bipartisan $41.3 billion plan and end Connecticut's four-month-long state budget impasse.

But it's questionable whether a gubernatorial veto could scuttle the progress made toward finally reaching a budget deal.

The massive, nearly 900-page budget bill cleared both the Senate and House of Representatives Thursday by large enough margins to override Malloy's rejection should the lawmakers stick to their original vote.

Malloy has until Wednesday to sign or veto the budget, according to the state constitution.

If he does ultimately sign it into law, Malloy's bare-bones executive order will end and delayed state payments to cities and towns are expected to immediately start flowing again, likely fending off possible school closures and other cutbacks.

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