Governor Malloy says he’s moving ahead with plans to begin laying off 56 Connecticut state police troopers.
Malloy told reporters that the layoffs will proceed, but on a staggered basis. He said a “substantial number” will lose their jobs on Wednesday with a substantial number also remaining on the job until more senior staff from specialized units can be moved into the remaining slots.
Malloy said he didn’t want to proceed with the layoffs but had no choice after the unionized troopers voted down the wage-freeze portion of the labor savings and concessions agreement. He said he hopes the laid-off troopers will be re-hired as veteran officers retire.
The public safety commissioner says the layoffs may lead to delays in response times from the specialized units.