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Connecticut Governor, Unions in Deal

After months of negotiations with Connecticut's employee unions in an attempt to reach $2 billion in concessions, Gov. Dannel Malloy said Friday a deal had been reached. Union leaders must now bring the terms back to rank-and-file members—a ratification process involving 34 bargaining units and 15 unions that could take weeks to complete.

The agreement comes after a week-long faceoff during which the governor announced he'd begun issuing pink slips to more than 4,700 employees. His "Plan B" budget, to close a $3.5 billion spending gap in his $40.1 billion two-year budget, included laying off close to 10% of state ...

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