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Malloy To Receive Conn. Budget From Rell Staff

Dan Malloy (L), Jodi Rell (R) (Photo/Associated Press)

Dan Malloy (L), Jodi Rell (R) (Photo/Associated Press)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dan Malloy, the governor-elect, is scheduled to get his first glimpse at Connecticut’s budget situation for the next two years.

Under state law, the Office of Policy and Management must present Malloy and his team with a tentative state budget no later than Monday. Timothy Bannon, Malloy’s transition team leader and his gubernatorial chief of staff, is expected to attend the meeting.

M. Jodi Rell, who did not seek re-election, calls the two-year proposal “broad.” She says it will provide the new governor with an overview of the state’s current services budget and how it is affected by the constitutional cap on spending. State laws say the plan must also include spending and revenue estimates.

Malloy will be sworn into office on Jan. 5 and will present a two-year budget in February.

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