Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell yesterday promised to propose painful budget cuts next month as the state grapples with a $356 million current-year deficit.

"The cuts that must be made will be deep and they will affect every agency, every program, and every service provided by state government," she said in her state of the state address, according to a prepared copy. "They will hurt ... Government must shrink because our taxpayers are seeing their personal budgets shrink."

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