Capitol Watch reports that the budget plan passed 19-16. The interesting piece:
Five fiscally conservative Democrats voted against the budget: Robert Duff of Norwalk, Joan Hartley of Waterbury, Gayle Slossberg of Milford, Paul Doyle of Wethersfield, and Ed Meyer of Guilford.
So much for efforts at caucus unity.
No chance of a veto override, of course, but that’s not what they’re after.
The package includes $2.5 billion in tax increases, over $1 billion in spending cuts, and $2 billion in federal stimulus money.