State workers await news on potential layoffs

As Gov. Dannel Malloy (D?Conn.) works to balance the state's budget, state employees are waiting in fear of losing their jobs.Malloy hinted that up to

BRIDGEPORT - As Gov. Dannel Malloy (D?Conn.) works to balance the state's budget, state employees are waiting in fear of losing their jobs.

Malloy hinted that up to 4,700 jobs could be cut if a deal with state union leaders can't be reached.

State employees in Bridgeport say they're hoping concessions will be made, as they can't afford to lose their jobs. Malloy said while he doesn't want to lay anyone off, he also doesn't want to raise taxes beyond what was agreed upon.

The governor hasn't made a decision on the potential layoffs, but if a deal with unions can't be reached, layoffs could begin on July 1.

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