Budget Snapshots: Governor Lamont's Proposed Budget for FYs 2022 and 2023

Mar 1, 2021

School + State Finance Project Original Content

On Wednesday, February 10, Governor Ned Lamont released his proposed budget for the next two fiscal years (FY 2022 and FY 2023). The governor's proposal is the first step in the development of Connecticut's biennial state budget.

Contained in the governor's proposal are a number of policy changes impacting the funding of Connecticut's more than 520,000 public school students and their communities. Two of these changes are the flat funding of the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant and the pausing of the ECS formula's phase-in schedule. To help better understand the governor's budget proposal, we've put together two brief analyses examining the proposal's impacts on education funding and state revenue.

These budget snapshots provide a nonpartisan look at how the governor's budget compares to current spending and revenue levels, details the proposal's key policy changes, and (in the case of the education analysis) provides estimated town-by-town runs for the ECS grant.

Additionally, we've produced a table comparing the estimated ECS grants for every town if the formula phase-in was continued versus the estimated grant amounts under the governor's budget.

Citations

School and State Finance Project. (2021). Budget Snapshot: Education Funding in Governor Lamont's Proposed Budget for FYs 2022 & 2023. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from http://ctschoolfinance.org/resources/uploads/files/Budget-Analysis-Snapshot-Education-Lamont-Proposal.pdf.

School and State Finance Project. (2021). Budget Snapshot: Revenue in Governor Lamont's Proposed Budget for FYs 2022 & 2023. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from http://ctschoolfinance.org/resources/uploads/files/Budget-Analysis-Snapshot-Revenue-Lamont-Proposal.pdf.

School and State Finance Project. (2021). Comparing Current Law ECS to Governor Lamont's Budget Proposal for FYs 2022 and 2023. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from http://ctschoolfinance.org/resources/uploads/files/Budget-Analysis-Comparing-Current-ECS-to-Governors-Budget.pdf.

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