The Connecticut General Assembly passed a $37.9 billion, two-year budget on Friday that Gov. M. Jodi Rell was expected to veto. The Senate approved the budget on Thursday and the House passed it Friday afternoon. Neither chamber had sufficient votes to override a veto.
A spokesman for Rell, a Republican, said that the Democratic budget contained “unaffordable tax increases” and made no progress in reducing the cost of government. Rell had pushed for spending cuts over tax increases while Democrats had said that many of the cuts were too deep. The governor would make a decision on whether to veto the budget after reviewing it, the spokesman said.