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Governor Dannel P. Malloy says he expects layoff notices to Connecticut state employees to start being issued in about two weeks.

The Democrat on Wednesday wouldn't provide a specific number of layoffs, saying it depends on how many people retire.

The administration expects to know the number of retirees by April 1.

Malloy says the total number of job cuts needed to balance next fiscal year's budget is a "very, very substantial number." That figure would include layoffs, retirements and positions that are open but unfilled.

University of Connecticut

The mayor of Torrington says she doesn't believe UConn can close its satellite campus in the city without going to court.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is urging North Carolina businesses to move to Connecticut in response to a new law that critics have called discriminatory.

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Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott wants one of America's most prestigious universities to move its campus south to the Sunshine State.

Connecticut lawmakers are moving closer toward allowing qualified patients under 18-years-old to use medical marijuana to treat their debilitating illnesses.

The General Assembly’s Public Health Committee overwhelmingly approved the proposed legislation on Monday. It now awaits further action in the House of Representatives.