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Gov. Dan Malloy Prepares For Layoffs As Conn. Budget Talks Continue

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Gov. Dan Malloy is seen in Hartford, CT - Apr 4, 2011 (credit: Mike Shauck via Governor's Office)

Gov. Dan Malloy is seen in Hartford, CT – Apr 4, 2011 (credit: Mike Shauck via Governor’s Office)

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HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - Notices have already gone out to state unions in Connecticut alerting them to the potential for widespread layoffs.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau: This Is Just In Case

This amid undertones that the talks with union leaders are not yielding the $1 billion in concessions Gov. Dan  Malloy is looking for this year.

While both sides have agreed not to speak publicly about the ongoing talks, the governor says he’s simply planning for the possibility the talks won’t lead to the concessions he’s looking for.

“Some of our employees are entitled to eight weeks or six weeks of notice. So, I’ve reminded our commissioners to get their layoff lists ready and if that’s what we have to do, we’ll have to do it,” Malloy told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

The governor has said he wants his budget in place by May 6, adding that he hopes union concessions will avert layoffs.

He says he’s willing to do whatever is necessary to get this done.

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