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CT Mirror: Lamont, CT legislature appear headed for a showdown over education

Keith Phaneuf, CT Mirror

February 07, 2024 - less than 1 minute

Gov. Ned Lamont and his fellow Democrats in the legislature’s majority appear headed for a battle over education in the next state budget.

The $26.1 billion plan the governor proposed Wednesday for the upcoming fiscal year trims funding for public colleges and universities. And while a major initiative to expand K-12 funding remains, Lamont wants to scale it back and use some of those resources to boost child care.


Lisa Hammersley, the executive director of the School and State Finance Project, a Hartford-based education policy think tank, added that Lamont is “exacerbating inequities in our state.”

The governor is “turning his back on the needs of students, families, and educators throughout the state, all while placing greater burdens on local taxpayers and town budgets,” she said.

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