HARTFORD, Conn.—The number of layoff notices being issued to state employees in Connecticut is expected to ramp up.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said "large-scale" layoff notices will likely be issued this week, possibly beginning on Tuesday.
The Democratic governor has already said that about 6,500 job cuts are needed to help balance the budget after unionized state employees rejected a labor savings and concessions deal. He said hundreds of notices have already been issued.
State employee union leaders are trying to find a way to still approve an agreement and stop the layoffs. But Malloy says he needs to push ahead with layoffs and spending cuts to balance the state's budget.
Malloy must present the details of his plan to fill a two-year, $1.6 billion hole, to the legislature by Friday.