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Malloy Proposing Budget Cuts Of $569M, Savings Through Layoffs, Pension Changes

Malloy Proposing Budget Cuts Of $569M, Savings Through Layoffs, Pension Changes

HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose a new budget Wednesday with $569 million in cuts, including reductions in aid to cities and towns in some categories, officials said.

The budget will include across-the-board reductions of 5.75 percent in the general fund, but there would be no cuts in more than $2 billion in educational cost-sharing grants that are sent annually to municipalities, according to documents obtained by The Courant.

Municipal aid would be reduced in other categories.

Malloy is also expected to save money through layoffs of state workers, collective bargaining, restructured pensions and reduced spending on social service benefits.

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