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Highlights of the two-year, $46.3 billion Connecticut budget

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers have approved a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget on the final day of the legislative session. The budget relies on $2.28 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds over two years from the American Rescue Plan. About $400 million has not yet been allocated by lawmakers. The budget provides an additional $130 million over two years for the Education Cost Sharing grant, the state's largest grant to local schools. There is also additional funds for school systems with higher numbers of low-income students and students whose second language is English. There's also more money for health care coverage.

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