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FOX 61: Connecticut lawmakers call on legislature to fund public schools immediately

Emma Wulfhorst, FOX 61

February 03, 2023 - less than 1 minute

Friday, a large coalition of lawmakers, advocates and parents gathered at the Legislative Office Building to call on the state legislature to fund schools immediately.

“We need to maintain this funding because a one-time payment does not make structural change,” said Speaker of the House, Rep. Matt Ritter at Friday’s press conference.

They pushed a new bill to increase funding for the state’s public schools.

Proponents said the measure, House Bill 5003, will provide necessary revisions to the state's education funding model, increasing investments in Connecticut public schools to improve what they call “educational equity.”

“Let's just fully fund this thing once and for all and get it done,” Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff said.

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