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July 14th, 2011

State Layoff Totals Revealed

by LonSeidman

Budget chief Ben Barnes and Chief of Staff Roy Occhiogrosso

OPM Director Ben Barnes and Chief of Staff Roy Occhiogrosso; Hugh McQuaid, Photo

By Christine Stuart And Hugh McQuaid – July 14, 2011 2:35 pm

When the dust settles on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s attempt to close a $1.6 billion budget gap created in part by the defeat of a labor concession package, there will be 57 fewer state troopers, fewer group homes for the disabled, fewer Department of Motor Vehicle offices, fewer social service offices, fewer teachers, and fewer prison guards.

Documents released by Malloy’s administration show he plans on eliminating 6,560 positions in state government. About 1,599 of those are funded vacancies that are being eliminated, according to Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management Ben Barnes. About 450 of the layoffs will come from the Judicial Branch and 50 from the legislative branch. The executive branch will eliminate 4,328 state employees currently working for various state agencies.

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