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  • Katie Roy Asks Insurance and Real Estate Committee to Withdraw S.B. 199

    Legislative Testimony

    (Tuesday, February 27, 2018) Testimony Regarding S.B. 199, An Act Concerning Special Education Funding.

  • Katie Roy Testifies on Need for Accessible, Transparent Public State Data

    Legislative Testimony

    (Monday, February 26, 2018) Testimony Regarding H.B. 5172, An Act Concerning State Agency Data Management and Processes, the Transmittal of Town Property Assessment Information and the Suspension of Certain Regulatory Requirements.

  • Katie Roy Testifies on Governor's Proposed Changes to ECS Phase-in and State Education Funding

    Legislative Testimony

    (Monday, February 26, 2018) Testimony Regarding S.B. 8, An Act Implementing the Governor's Budget Recommendations Concerning Education.

  • Katie Roy Testifies on New ECS Formula and Governor's Proposed FY 2019 Changes to State Education Funding

    Legislative Testimony

    (Thursday, February 22, 2018) Testimony Regarding H.B. 5035, An Act Adjusting the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June 30, 2019.

  • Analyst: State Aid To Schools Still A Huge Question Mark (Hartford Courant)


    Even with a new formula in place for determining how much money local school districts get from the state, a school funding analyst explained that all bets may still be off for school budgets next year, and districts may again face unexpected "holdbacks" of state funds. Katie Roy, of the Connecticut School Finance Project, a nonpartisan clearinghouse for statistics and data on school spending, gave a presentation at Griswold Middle School Feb. 12 to explain the new funding formula. School officials from several local towns, including Norwich and Voluntown, attended the presentation.

  • Region’s school officials home in on future of state funding (Norwich Bulletin)

    Media Coverage

    The region’s school administrators gathered in the Griswold Middle School auditorium Monday night to hear a presentation on the current and future status of state education funding with a focus on the Griswold, Lisbon and Norwich school districts. “We have a lot to talk about tonight,” Katie Roy, director and founder of the CT School Finance Project, said during the roughly 90-minute presentation. “Many people are noticing a downward push on state funding.”

  • Analysis of State Education Funding Changes in Governor's Proposed FY 2019 Budget Adjustments


    Yesterday, Governor Dannel Malloy released his recommended budget adjustments for fiscal year 2019. 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 governor’s proposed budget adjustments for FY 2019, and compare the proposed adjustments to the biennial state budget that was signed into law in October 2017.

  • Statement from the Connecticut School Finance Project on Today's Supreme Court Ruling in CCJEF v. Rell

    Press Release

    In response to the opinion handed down today from the Connecticut Supreme Court in the case of Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v. Rell, the Connecticut School Finance Project has released the following statement from director and founder Katie Roy.

  • The Medicare Savings Program rescue plan is fiscally irresponsible (CT Mirror)


    Today, both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly are expected to vote on a bill that would reverse new eligibility restrictions for the Medicare Savings Program, which provides financial assistance to low-income seniors and those who are disabled for medical expenses not covered by Medicare. However, if preventing its previous decision to eliminate or reduce financial assistance for tens of thousands of Medicare recipients is a priority for the General Assembly — and it is certainly a worthy priority and an important and critical program for many in our state — then the legislature should find the funds needed in a fiscally responsible way that does not further increase the deficit and jeopardize other budgetary commitments.

  • A new window into Connecticut’s finances (CT Mirror)


    Three years ago this month, Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes stated Connecticut had “entered into a period of permanent fiscal crisis.” That fiscal crisis, which was decades in the making, looms to this day, and continues to present state and local policymakers with difficult decisions. However, to properly address these challenges we must first understand them and know what problems our state must solve. This starts with understanding the data.