Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has served layoff notices to 113 state employees to date — the first stage in what is expected to be a larger wave of layoffs if the governor cannot secure concessions from unions.

The administration, which notified unions in May of as many as 1,100 potential layoffs, reported Monday that notices have been served to workers in three agencies to date, including:

  • 88 at the Department of Social Services;
  • 22 at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection;
  • And three in the Office of Policy and Management.

The administration, which has been in talks with unions since November, is seeking concessions worth $700 million next fiscal year and $869 million in 2018-19.

If no concessions are granted, the administration estimates as many as 4,200 layoffs could be ordered.

State finances, unless adjusted, are projected to run $2.3 billion in deficit next fiscal year and $2.8 billion in the red in 2018-19.

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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