The legislature is rushing toward a scheduled adjournment next Wednesday, but it is not clear lawmakers will finish their work on the state budget by then.

In recent years, the legislature has looked at June 30, the last day of the fiscal year, as the real deadline for getting a budget together. The wrangling over state spending and tax policy comes as the business community continues to send signals, directly and by openly looking toward other jurisdictions, that Connecticut needs to commit to a long-term fiscal policy that provides consistency.