Malloy says state layoff notices 'probably have started'

HARTFORD (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says layoff notices "probably have started" to be issued to some Connecticut state employees.

The Democrat's administration has said the first of approximately 1,100 workers could receive notices by the end of this week. When notices are issued varies depending on the rules for different unions.

Malloy is seeking $700 million in labor concessions from state employees to help fill a projected $2.3 billion deficit in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

He said Friday those talks are continuing, calling them respectful. Malloy says he hopes an agreement can reached. But if a deal doesn't happen, he says at least $700 million in other savings will have to be found.

Malloy is expected to begin budget negotiations next week with Democratic and Republican legislative leaders.



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