HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday that he has directed his chief labor negotiator to reach out to the state employee union leaders and learn how they plan to change their process for approving a labor savings and concessions agreement.

Malloy, in a telephone interview with The Associated Press, said he "needs to understand what a road to an approval process is" and whether the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition will make any clarifications to the current rules.

"I don't see any way that further discussions would be justified if the same approval process is what applies," Malloy said.

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