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Rudy Marconi called on Hartford to move beyond partisan divisions by insisting that the legislative effort was not a “Republican budget.”
Republicans vow to try to overthrow the veto, though that seems a tall order.
Passage of a state budget, now some 10 weeks overdue, would avoid the spending cuts that would take effect on Oct. 1.
The revised budget also rejects Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal to shift teacher pension costs onto towns and cities, which would likely result in increased property taxes.
The proposal -- the governor's third since February -- also includes a sales-tax increase.
The survey found that 29 percent of business leaders have a positive outlook for their company, down from 37 percent in the first quarter.
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman cast the tie-breaking vote in a Senate divided on the deal along party lines.
The proposed concessions are projected to be worth $1.57 billion over the next two fiscal years.