With Connecticut’s new fiscal year set to begin Friday, serious issues — involving both spending and revenue — have arisen in recent weeks that challenge state government’s new spending plan before it’s even begun. And a major Wall Street credit rating agency questioned Monday whether Connecticut’s fiscal house is in order.
State troopers to remain outside urban courthouses another week
As most state Judicial Branch layoffs took effect Thursday — including elimination of 101 marshal posts — the branch announced state police troopers would be retained for a second week to patrol outside of courthouses in four major cities.
Outgoing CT budget deficit swells, hints at more red ink to come
Eroding state income tax receipts identified Monday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration not only widened the deficit in the outgoing fiscal year, but threatened to punch a hole in the new state budget 12 days before it begins.
State troopers will guard courthouses in 4 cities starting Monday
After hiring state police Friday to temporarily enhance security outside of a Superior Court in Bridgeport, the Judicial Branch will assign troopers to guard courthouses in four cities starting Monday, a branch spokeswoman said.
Judicial Branch to cut community programs
Facing $77 million in cuts under the finalized budget, the state’s Judicial Branch has announced new actions to close the gap, including a plan to scale back community-based programs for juvenile and adult offenders.
Only half of planned state layoffs ordered as key deadline nears
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s efforts to reduce the state’s workforce are progressing more slowly than originally planned — an issue that could worsen a likely deficit this fiscal year and pose a bigger threat to finances after July 1.
More than 900 state jobs eliminated since layoffs began
More than 900 state full-time employees have been laid off since the Executive and Judicial branches began downsizing earlier this spring, according to reports issued late this week. In addition, 61 temporary workers have lost their jobs.
CT Judicial Branch begins serving another 113 layoff notices
The state Judicial Branch announced Thursday it had begun serving another 113 layoff notices to employees, bringing total notices served to 239.
State worker layoffs now top 670
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, bringing total executive branch layoffs ordered since April 11 to 546.
Economists divide on how deeply state layoffs wound economy
Ongoing state employee layoffs are expected to wipe out one-sixth of the job growth Connecticut enjoyed last year. Economists agree these job cuts will harm the economy, but divided over the long-term impact and the alternatives.
Layoffs ordered at UConn Health Center
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration served layoff notices Monday to 89 state employees at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.
CT Judicial Branch will lay off 126, plans courthouse closures
Connecticut’s Judicial Branch announced this week that 126 workers would be laid off in response to anticipated budget cuts for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Unions launch new ads as state employee layoffs continue
While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration continued Wednesday to serve pink slips to state employees, two major unions launched radio and internet ads to rally opposition to the governor’s budget-balancing measures.
State worker layoffs continue at three agencies
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration continued to issue layoff notices Tuesday to state employees, serving pink slips to clerical staff in the Department of Social Services, according to a source close to the affected workers.
State begins layoffs with 165 pink slips
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration began issuing layoff notices to state employees Monday, according to several sources familiar with the process. And at least 100 of those notices were served to workers at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School.