HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Connecticut governor Dan Malloy‘s proposal to fix the state’s failing public school system is up for a vote.

Malloy has given members of the education committee until Wednesday to vote on a bill to fix Connecticut’s struggling schools. The panel’s Democratic co-chairman representative, Andrew Fleischmann, says that they’re in the process of closed-door talks to discuss a discreet set of issues, and it’s optimistic that they’ll vote the bill out of committee by the deadline.

However, minority Republicans say that they’re not happy with the way things are going because they’ve been shut out of the committee’s final negotiations.

A senior advisor for the governor says that while the legislature controls the process, Malloy’s office has made it a point to meet with Republicans — as well as the state’s two major teacher’s unions — to try to reach an agreement.

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