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Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and legislative leaders will be taking a break this weekend after spending four days this week in closed-door budget negotiations. It’s unclear if negotiations will resume on Monday.

The two sides have been at odds for months over how to balance the $8.8 billion budget deficit. It’s still unclear if they’re any closer than when they started bipartisan negotiations last Sunday because of the media blackout.

For more analysis of the budget watch The Real Story at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on Fox 61.