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113 layoff notices going out in next week to Judicial Branch employees

HARTFORD–More layoff notices were sent to state employees on Tuesday, this time in the Judicial Branch. The Judicial Branch announced that the latest budget pro...
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HARTFORD–More layoff notices were sent to state employees on Tuesday, this time in the Judicial Branch.

The Judicial Branch announced that the latest budget proposal from the governor, released on Monday, means that the branch will lose an additional $79 million in funding. In turn, a statement from the department noted that within the next week 113 employees will receive layoff notices.

However, the statement also said that up to 600 would need to be laid off if the budget cuts stand as is; the rest will be announced after the final budget is decided. Because a budget didn’t pass before the legislative session ended Wednesday night, a special session is set to begin on May 12 to address passing a new budget.

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Since the layoffs began on April 11, 650 Executive Branch employees and now 239 Judicial Branch employees have gotten notices. Here’s the breakdown from the Executive Branch so far:

Gov. Dan Malloy has said that he expects there to be more than 2,000 positions eliminated as the state works to close a $922 million budget gap. State lawmakers have been working for weeks on negotiating a balanced budget for fiscal year 2017, beginning July 1.