Malloy's Plan B calls for 5,466 layoffs, cuts to cities and towns

The state would lay off 5,466 employees and cut aid to cities and towns by 2.4 percent in a Plan B budget that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent to legislators today.

In addition, 1,000 open vacant positions would not be filled, leaving the personnel reductions at 6,466. Overall, the number of positions would be reduced by 14 percent.

"These are the recommendations that were sent to the legislature, and if enacted, it will be left to each Commissioner to determine how to achieve the savings outlined," spokeswoman Colleen Flanagan said.

"Some commissioners might choose to lay off more people to get to that number, some might choose to lay off a lower number — and find additional savings elsewhere," she said.

The layoffs would include 1,019 from corrections, 450 from judicial, 486 from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, 817 from the Department of Transportation.

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