WTNH: Advocates push Connecticut lawmakers to expand education funding
Tom Dudchik, WTNH
April 02, 2023 - less than 1 minute
After years of arguing over funding Connecticut’s Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula, a non-profit organization warns lawmakers that failure to act this year could significantly increase local property taxes.
The ECS formula is the state’s established method to distribute approximately $2 billion annually in state education funding to local and regional public school districts.
Lisa Hammersley, the executive director of the School + State Finance Project, explains what advocates want lawmakers to do.