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More Layoffs to Come for Connecticut State Departments

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    Governor Dannel Malloy's administration announced 19 new layoffs on Tuesday.

    According to the state's office of policy and management, part of Malloy's administration, so far 712 people out of a 31,200 person state executive branch workforce have been eliminated.

    More layoffs are to come, and the total could reach as high as 2,500 or even more when they are finished.

    The layoffs are part of the plan to close the state's budget deficit which before lawmakers approved a state budget that nearly closed it, approached a billion dollars.

    The governor sought concessions and givebacks from organized labor and when he was rebuffed went ahead with an aggressive layoff plan.

    So far, 785 total notices have been sent out, but only 712 positions have been eliminated due to bumping rights unions have in their contracts.