Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration Tuesday served 28 workers in the prison system and at the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services with layoff notices.

That brings the total layoffs ordered within the executive branch since April 11 to 546.

Leaders of the Judicial Branch, responding to budget cuts proposed by Malloy and by the legislature’s Appropriations Committee for the 2016-17 fiscal year, announced 126 layoffs on April 11 as well as plans to close multiple courthouses.

Layoffs across all segments of state government now total 672.

According to the governor’s chief budget and policy planning agency, the Office of Policy and Management, Tuesday’s layoffs included 20 notices served to Department of Correction staff and eight given to DMHAS workers.

The prison system has seen the most layoffs of any agency to date, with 186 notices served.

The remainder of the layoffs to date break down as follows:

  • Department of Children and Families, 113;
  • University of Connecticut Health Center, 89;
  • Department of Social Services, 78;
  • Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, 76;
  • Department of Economic and Community Development, 4.

Keith has spent most of his 31 years as a reporter specializing in state government finances, analyzing such topics as income tax equity, waste in government and the complex funding systems behind Connecticut’s transportation and social services networks. He has been the state finances reporter at CT Mirror since it launched in 2010. Prior to joining CT Mirror Keith was State Capitol bureau chief for The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, a reporter for the Day of New London, and a former contributing writer to The New York Times. Keith is a graduate of and a former journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut.

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