Senate approves two-year, $43 billion state budget; Gov. Lamont expected to sign

Hartford Courant: Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to sign the $43 billion state budget that was passed by the Senate on Tuesday night after clearing the House on Monday. (Daniel Shular/Daniel Shular)

The state Senate approved a two-year, $43 billion budget Tuesday night with Democrats hailing the plan as fiscally prudent and Republicans blasting the package as a bad deal with too many tax increases.

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