Perhaps taking a cue from the Trump-Schumer-Pelosi plan to raise the national debt ceiling, eight Democrats — five in the House and three in the Senate — sided with Republican colleagues to pass a GOP-generated state budget proposal. It is now headed to Gov. Dannel Malloy who has said he will veto it.
The budget passed first in the Senate, 21 to 15 in the wee hours of Saturday morning, and then in the House by a margin of 77-73. State senators number 18 on each side and Democrats hold a slim 79-72 edge in the House.