STATE LAYOFFS POSSIBLE
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says his budget office has developed a “statewide workforce reduction contingency plan” in case the administration can’t reach a labor savings deal with state employees. The Democrat said collective bargaining units were formally notified Thursday about the plan. That step allows the state to begin issuing layoff notices to more than 1,000 individuals in May, if necessary. Malloy says those 1,000 reductions would be “a first step toward resolving” the state’s estimated $1.7 billion deficit.