Moving CT Forward, Investing in Education and Child Nutrition
February 14, 2023
We voted to continue one of these successes by securing the fiscal guardrails that have allowed the state to cut taxes, invest in families and the economy, pay down debt, and save for the future.
Thanks to our work, we have:
Cut over $650 million in taxes
Paid off billions in pension debt
Invested in preschool education and children's mental health programs
We accomplished this while maintaining record savings for our rainy-day fund to continue our efforts for a fiscally responsible future.
This fiscal year, we will continue to cut taxes for working families, reduce debt levels, save for the future, and most importantly continue our commitment to invest in our communities.
We also voted to invest in Connecticut's students.
By utilizing $60 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, we are able to ensure every child in Connecticut can access free school lunches for the remainder of the school year. Equitable access to proper nutrition in school is necessary to supporting a child's ability to learn and thrive.
I would also like to highlight more than $27 million in special education funding that has been allocated to schools across the state, including $1.1 million for Bridgeport.