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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Malloy Defends Budget Deal, Jabs at GOP

By Keith M. Phaneuf and Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy came out strong today in his defense of a tentative budget agreement, framing the deal struck Friday as balanced, constitutionally sound and free of new taxes.

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The Democratic governor rebutted his GOP gubernatorial rivals in the Legislature, saying those who accuse him of crafting a gimmick-laden budget are “trying to score cheap political points.”

“The bottom line is we will not increase taxes or create any new taxes. The budget will be in balance and will be GAAP compliant,” Malloy said, referring to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

The governor was referring to the tentative deal on a two-year, $43.8 billion plan struck late last week -– an agreement that would largely preserve aid to cities and towns while meeting surging demand for social service programs.

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