HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers said that work on the state budget will continue through the weekend in an effort to end a long impasse. The state is the last in the nation without a budget in place for the fiscal year that began July 1. Without a budget, about $900 million in cuts to cities and towns are scheduled to go into effect this month under an executive order issued by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, Democratic Senate President Martin Looney and Republican Senate President Len Fasano said legislative leaders had a positive meeting Friday and were making progress.The House failed Tuesday to override Malloy’s veto of a Republican-backed budget supported by some Democrats. The state faces a two-year, $3.5 billion deficit.