ALBANY – The judiciary promised the cash-strapped state government to make an additional $100 million in budget cuts yesterday—economies that Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman predicted would cost some court employees their jobs.

“We are going to need layoffs here,” the chief judge said in an interview after announcing that the courts would cut from the $2.7 billion budget proposed in December. “We’re not talking about a large system of layoffs of 2,000 people. But whether it will be 25, 50, 150 or 200, I just don’t know.”

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