Briefly: Rell calls Assembly back to streamline state budget

Connecticut moved one step closer to solving its budget woes Tuesday when Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced she will call the General Assembly back into session Nov. 24. She asked the state’s legislators to approve measures to close the state’s $302 million budget gap and to help municipalities deal with their own budget shortfalls. In her deficit-reduction plan announced last week, Rell excised $180 million from the budget and imposed a travel ban on state employees. “We must take decisive action to shore up the financial health of our state’s cities and towns,” she said in a statement.

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