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Unions: State Layoff Notices As Soon As Tuesday

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Governor Dan Malloy signs the state budget in 2011. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Governor Dan Malloy signs the state budget in 2011. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The coalition of 15 state employee unions says it has been informed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration that layoffs will not be issued until at least Tuesday morning.

The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, in a statement posted Monday on its website, said the group continues to fight against layoffs and “further public service cuts.” SEBAC officials and Malloy’s negotiators met behind closed doors over the weekend, discussing ways to come up with $2 billion in labor savings over two years.

Talks are expected to continue later Monday.

If a deal cannot be reached, Malloy’s budget chief has recommended cutting 4,700 positions to save $455 million. He also presented the Democratic governor with more than $1.2 billion worth of spending cut options, including reductions in municipal aid.

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