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Connecticut’s ‘Anti-Christie’ Governor Malloy Plans Worker Cuts

Governor Dannel Malloy, who described himself as the “anti-Christie” for his conciliatory approach toward Connecticut’s state workers, has changed his tune after they spurned his plan for pay and benefit concessions.

The Nutmeg State governor, 55, a Democrat who was endorsed by public-sector unions in his campaign last year, can start firing thousands of workers to close a $1.6 billion budget gap after the Democratic-controlled Legislature in Hartford passed his plan in a special session early yesterday.