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Judicial branch affected by state budget cuts

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Judicial Branch employees received layoff notices this week. (WFSB) Judicial Branch employees received layoff notices this week. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The state's Judicial Branch announced on Friday that it was affected again by the state's budget woes.

On Wednesday, the Branch notified 61 temporary court clerks and temporary court recording monitors that it can no longer use their services.

The bill, which imposed a $77 million reduction to the Branch, awaits Gov. Dannel Malloy's signature.

The affected Judicial Branch employees be out of a job as of June 22.

A letter sent by Chief Court Administrator Patrick L. Carroll says the revised $19.7 billion state budget that cleared the General Assembly last week cuts $77 million from the branch, a figure that includes a $35 million cut in personal services. Additional staff reductions may be announced.

Here's the break down by court location:

  • Bantam 1
  • Bridgeport 5
  • Bristol 1
  • Danbury 2
  • Danielson 1
  • Enfield 1
  • Hartford 14
  • Middletown 4
  • Milford 1
  • New Britain 3
  • New Haven 9
  • New London 3
  • Norwich 1
  • Rockville 5
  • Stamford 5
  • Waterbury 3
  • Willimantic 2

The Judicial Branch already announced 239 layoffs. To date, the total number of staff reductions for the Branch is 300.

Thousands of layoffs have been laid off statewide as lawmakers worked to close a near-$1 billion state budget shortfall.

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