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  • We Stand in Solidarity.

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    This has been a week of immense pain and sorrow. Sadly, for communities of color, especially for the Black community in America, this pain and sorrow is nothing new. What Connecticut, our nation, and the world have witnessed over the past week is the result of centuries of oppression and systems built on racism and discrimination. The murder of George Floyd last week and the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor in recent months are just the latest examples of this oppression.

  • Analysis of State Education Funding in Governor's FY 2021 Recommended Budget Adjustments

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    On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont introduced his recommended budget adjustments for fiscal year 2021 for the General Assembly to consider. The School and State Finance Project has produced an analysis detailing the state education funding and school finance changes contained in Governor Lamont’s recommended state budget adjustments for FY 2021, and comparing the state education funding in the governor’s budget adjustments with funding for FYs 2020 and 2021 contained in the current biennial state budget.

  • Analysis of State Education Funding in Adopted Biennial Budget, FYs 2020-2021

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    On Tuesday, June 4, the Connecticut General Assembly adopted a biennial state budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, which was sent to Governor Ned Lamont for his signature. Included in the biennial budget are several changes to state education funding, including changes to funding levels for the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant, schools of choice, and other education grants. The Connecticut School Finance Project has prepared two documents that offer a brief overview of the state education funding and school finance changes contained in the biennial state budget adopted by the General Assembly.

  • Analysis of State Education Funding in Appropriations Committee's Proposed Budget for FYs 2020 and 2021

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    On Tuesday, April 30, the leadership of the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee introduced a biennial spending plan for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The spending plan was adopted the same day by the Committee on a party line vote. Included in the Appropriations Committee’s spending plan are several changes to state education funding, including changes to funding levels for the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant, schools of choice, and other education grants. The Connecticut School Finance Project has prepared two documents that offer a brief overview of the state education funding contained in the Appropriations Committee's spending plan along with the biennial state budget proposed by Governor Ned Lamont in February 2019.

  • Analysis of State Education Funding Changes in Governor Lamont's Proposed Biennial Budget for FYs 2020 and 2021

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    On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont presented his biennial state budget proposal for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to the Connecticut General Assembly. Included in this budget proposal were several changes to state education funding, including changes to funding levels for the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant, schools of choice, and other education grants. The Connecticut School Finance Project has prepared two documents that offer a brief overview of the state education funding contained in the governor’s biennial budget proposal.

  • Updated Analysis of FY 2019 State Education Funding in Revised FY 2019 Budget

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    Earlier this week, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) released estimated town-by-town runs for fiscal year 2019 for the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant and other statutory municipal aid grants. These estimates are based off the budget adjustment bill, which was passed by the General Assembly on May 9 and signed into law on Tuesday by Governor Dannel Malloy.
  • Analysis of FY 2019 State Education Funding in Bipartisan Budget Adjustment Agreement

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    Yesterday, the Connect General Assembly passed a bipartisan budget adjustment agreement (Senate Bill 543), which made revisions to the state’s biennial budget that was signed into law in October 2017. With the passage of S.B. 543, the Connecticut School Finance Project has updated two documents that offer a brief overview of the state education funding contained in the FY 2019 bipartisan budget adjustment agreement.

  • UPDATED: Analysis of State Education Funding Changes in FY 2019 Budget Adjustment Proposals (May 8)

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    Yesterday, House and Senate Democrats released an updated proposal for fiscal year 2019 budget adjustments. As a result of the release of this updated budget adjustment proposal, the Connecticut School Finance Project has updated two documents that offer brief overviews and comparisons of the state education funding contained in the FY 2019 budget adjustment proposals put forth this legislative session by Governor Dannel Malloy, legislative Democrats, and legislative Republicans.

  • UPDATED: Analysis of State Education Funding Changes in FY 2019 Budget Adjustment Proposals (May 2)

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    Today, House and Senate Republicans released an updated proposal for fiscal year 2019 budget adjustments. As a result of the release of this updated budget adjustment proposal, the Connecticut School Finance Project has updated two documents — originally released on April 23 — that offer brief overviews and comparisons of the state education funding contained in the FY 2019 budget adjustment proposals put forth this legislative session by Governor Dannel Malloy, legislative Democrats, and legislative Republicans.

  • Analysis of State Education Funding Changes in FY 2019 Budget Adjustment Proposals

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    On Friday, Democratic and Republican legislators unveiled separate proposals for fiscal year 2019 budget adjustments. While the budget proposals differ in multiple areas, they are relatively similar when it comes to state education funding. These differences in state education funding between the two proposals, along with the proposals’ similarities, are outlined in two documents prepared by the Connecticut School Finance Project.