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Union spokespeople Larry Dorman and Matt O'Connor speak to reporters in a hallway at the state Capitol June 22. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The fate of a labor savings and concessions deal needed to balance Connecticut’s deficit-plagued state budget appears to lie in the hands of the remaining Department of Correction union local.

Larry Dorman, a spokesman for AFSCME Council 4, said Wednesday that about 1,850 corrections workers are the remaining AFSCME members yet to vote on the tentative agreement.

Results are expected Friday morning, the final day of voting.

If the majority of AFSCME’s 15,600 members vote no, the tentative agreement fails. That’s because a second union, Connecticut Employees Union Independent, Local 511, voted down the deal on Tuesday.

Only one of the 15 unions can vote no.

Roy Occhiogrosso, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s senior adviser, said if the agreement fails, the governor will not renegotiate with the unions.

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