Creating a school aid formula that is reflective of students' needs, state's priorities

September 11, 2017

Each year, more than $2 billion in state education aid is distributed to towns and cities through entirely arbitrary block grants. There is no strategic approach that reflects the state's priorities, the needs of students or what cities and towns can afford. There is no "formula." That's why the way the state distributes school aid is now in the courts. It is the responsibility of the legislative branch, working with the executive branch, to adopt a fair school finance system for Connecticut.

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D'Agostino advocates for establishing a fair school finance method for Connecticut

September 10, 2017

As the legislature continues to work to steady Connecticut’s financial footing, the way the state’s public schools are funded needs to be assessed to ensure students’ needs are being put first. In an interview with The Hartford Courant, state Rep. Mike D'Agostino said it is the legislature's responsibility to adopt a fair school finance system for Connecticut.

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Saving taxpayers $1.5 billion over two years

July 23, 2017

The state House of Representatives took a significant step toward solving Connecticut's fiscal crisis by securing a crucial piece of the budget puzzle -- ratifying a concessions deal that is expected to save taxpayers $1.5 billion over the next two years.

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