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June 27, 2011

Malloy Finalizes Plans, Unions Prepare For Future

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy plans on giving the legislature a “roadmap” for how he plans on reducing the two-year, $40.11 billion budget by $1.6 billion in the next 24-hours, according to top administration officials.

Malloy’s Chief of Staff Tim Bannon said the governor will give lawmakers a plan for balancing the budget before July 1 and an idea of just how many pink slips he will send out in the next day. Last week he threatened to send out as many as 7,500 almost immediately, but has since said he will try to reduce that number wherever possible. Ben Barnes, Malloy’s budget director, said pink slips will go out in about two weeks.

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