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Thirty additional Connecticut state employees who work in executive branch agencies have received layoff notices since May 3.

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Connecticut’s regular legislative session ended on Wednesday without a final vote on the State’s budget.

Financial challenges have been at the forefront of lawmakers’ work this session as the state faced a mounting budget deficit that’s now projected to be close to $1 billion for the next fiscal year that begins on July 1.

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Connecticut lawmakers are working on closing a nearly $1 billion budget gap for the next fiscal year before their legislative session ends at midnight on Wednesday, May 4.

At issue are three competing plans: One introduced by Democratic Governor Daniel Malloy, another introduced by legislative Republicans, and a partial fix that was tabled a while back by the Democratic leaders in the legislature.

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In Connecticut the legislative session ends on Wednesday, but Democratic leaders in the state legislature and Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy have yet to reach an agreement on resolving a nearly $1 billion budget shortfall for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Connecticut is looking at criminal justice reforms to help the budget crisis. WSHU’s Tom Kuser spoke with  Senior Political Reporter Ebong Udoma and reporter Cassandra Basler about this in the third installment of our Friday series on regional politics.

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