UPDATED: Comparison of School Funding Proposals


Last week, Governor Dannel Malloy, the General Assembly’s Democratic caucuses, the Senate Republican caucus, and the House Republican caucus, each released updated budget proposals for the FY 2018–FY 2019 biennium that take into consideration the final Consensus Revenue Estimates from the Governor’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) and the General Assembly’s Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA).

In a follow-up to our email on May 2, we have updated our comparison table and analysis of how the various budget proposals, as well as two options for Proposed Senate Bill 2, impact the Education Costing Sharing (ECS) formula and education funding.

The updated comparison table (available at examines the components, total costs, and phase-in plans of the different school funding proposals.

Additionally, the updated independent analysis (available at provides state education funding estimates for fiscal year 2018 for each town and choice program under each school funding proposal.

These documents compare the various school finance proposals side-by-side and detail how each proposal would distribute state education funding. Both of these documents are also available under the Funding Formula Analyses tab on our website, along with our previous budget analyses.

We hope you find this information helpful. Additionally, if you are interested in a look at how Connecticut’s fiscal year 2017 revenue estimates varied throughout the year before dramatically declining in April, we have put together a brief analysis with visualizations, available at

Should you have any questions or comments regarding this information, please email us at