HARTFORD - Rank-and-file Connecticut lawmakers are being briefed on the final details of a tentative bipartisan budget deal that legislative leaders hope will come up for a vote this week.
Closed-door meetings are planned Tuesday to go over the two-year, approximately $40 billion plan.
Early Tuesday, Republican and Democratic legislative leaders emerged from lengthy, private negotiations at the state Capitol to announce they had finally reached agreement on the final details of a proposed state budget. Word came days after they announced a tentative agreement on a budget framework, saying various final details still needed to be worked out.
Lawmakers still have to run their proposal by a skeptical Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Connecticut has been without a two-year budget since the new fiscal year began July 1.