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Balancing act: Malloy administration announces hiring freeze, other steps to address deficit

Malloy’s Budget Director Ben Barnes (CTNJ file photo)
Malloy’s Budget Director Ben Barnes (CTNJ file photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – With revenues lagging by nearly $60 million and projected deficits on the horizon, the Malloy administration is taking steps to bring the budget into balance.

On Wednesday, Budget Director Ben Barnes wrote to the heads of all the state agencies directing them to review their planned spending and to avoid any spending that isn’t “absolutely critical in nature,” and he instituted a hiring freeze.

“Effective immediately, hiring will be curtailed,” Barnes wrote in his letter to commissioners. And any permission Barnes’ agency previously gave to commissioners to hire personnel was officially revoked this week.

Barnes also asked that state agencies refrain from entering into new service agreements or extending or adding funds to existing agreements.

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2 responses to “Balancing act: Malloy administration announces hiring freeze, other steps to address deficit”

  1. M murray

    Fool the voters once, shame on me. Fool the voters twice, the voters are idiots.

  2. Suzanne

    I guess that adjustable surplus BEFORE the election disappeared AFTER the election.

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