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More information released following Judicial Branch layoffs

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Judicial Branch employees received layoff notices on Thursday (WFSB) Judicial Branch employees received layoff notices on Thursday (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

On Friday, more information was released regarding the layoffs at the state’s Judicial Branch.

Officials said of the 126 layoff notices, 48 of them went to the judicial marshal trainees who had not yet been assigned to a specific judicial district.

Another 23 notices went to judicial security officers at various non-court locations throughout the state, and the remaining 55 are at the juvenile detention centers in Hartford and Bridgeport.

In a letter, officials said “Although the situation is fluid, we have determined that the layoff notices issued Thursday would be necessary under any foreseeable budget for FY 17. The determination on whether additional layoffs are necessary will be made as the budget situation unfolds over the coming weeks.”

About 500 layoffs have been reported in the state thus far.

Malloy released his revised midterm budget adjustments for the fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday. His new adjustments were to close the $922 million budget deficit without raising taxes. 

To reduce the budget, the governor said he is proposing cuts to the state workforce by 2,500. Malloy said the 2,500 number is not strictly layoffs with the rest will be made up of retirements and an unfilled positions.

The judicial layoffs come on the heels of hundreds of layoffs at four state agencies.

On Monday, there were layoffs from two Connecticut agencies. In total, there were 165 layoffs from Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Children and Families on Monday.

There were 59 DMHAS workers that received pink slips, which is expected to save $15 million. However, it was a much bigger cut at DCF. There were 106 DCF workers that received pink slips, which is expected to save more than $12 million. The layoffs included union and non-union workers.

To read the full budget proposal, click here

For the fact sheet on Executive Branch workforce reductions, click here.

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