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In this May 13, 2011 file photo, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy holds a news conference at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., to announce a deal made with union officials . (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — If unionized Connecticut state employees don’t ratify a labor concession deal in the coming weeks, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy warned Thursday that there will be massive layoffs, substantially more than the 4,700 he threatened last month

The agreement reached between Malloy and the union leaders is expected to save the state $1.6 billion, money needed to balance the two-year, $40.1 billion budget that takes effect on July 1. If the deal isn’t ratified, job cuts will have to be made, Malloy said.

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