HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – While talks continue between the administration and unionized state workers, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy has a backup plan just in case.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau: Malloy Wants A Budget Ready By May

Malloy is looking for $2 billion in union concessions over the next two years, but he’s outlined a plan for cutting state agencies by another ten percent if he has to.

Union spokesman Larry Dorman hopes it doesn’t come to that.

“We don’t think that cutting services is going to help the economy,” says Dorman, who wants a budget that “makes Connecticut a better place for working class people, not just big corporations and not just the ultra wealthy.”

He says state workers are looking for a budget that requires sacrifices from rich and poor alike — true shared sacrifice.

Malloy hopes to negotiate the concessions this month and have a budget ready by May.


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