Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks after signing a two-year $40.1 billion budget bill into law at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, May 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Hartford, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday gave his negotiators and union leaders more time to discuss $2 billion in labor savings, putting off — for now — issuing the threatened first round of layoff notices to about 4,000 Connecticut workers a day before they were to go out.

The governor’s senior adviser, Roy Occhiogrosso, said Malloy is willing to wait “a couple of days” for the talks to continue.

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