Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed nearly 5,500 state employee layoffs to balance Connecticut’s two-year, $40.1 billion budget now that workers have defeated a labor-savings and concessions deal.
The Connecticut Senate narrowly approved legislation on Saturday that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
The $40.1 billion budget attempts to tackle the state’s deficit with a combination of cuts, labor savings and wide-ranging tax hikes.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut can no longer afford to make special payments to veteran state employees and believes the General Assembly should pass legislation addressing the twice-a-year longevity bonuses.
Connecticut Republican lawmakers are proposing their ideas today, as Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy prepares to deliver his state budget next month.