Proposed Budget Good for Waterbury

February 10, 2017

REYES HAILS BUDGET THAT INCREASES FUNDING FOR WATERBURY

Rep. Geraldo Reyes Jr. (D-Waterbury) is backing Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to increase funding to Connecticut cities – especially Waterbury. The proposal cuts $1.36 billion in spending and increases state funding to Waterbury by over $85 million over the two year budget.

“Waterbury has been historically the number one underfunded municipality in Connecticut when it comes to state education funding,” Rep. Reyes said. “The Governor’s proposal rights that wrong.”

Governor’s Proposed Budget: State Funding for Waterbury

Current Year

FY 2018

FY 2019

$167,901,228

$211,035,403

$209,767,827

In a speech before the entire General Assembly this week, Governor Malloy unveiled his proposed 2-year budget for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019.

“Together let’s ensure that all Connecticut communities see their fair share of success,” Governor Malloy told lawmakers during his budget address.

Rep. Reyes noted that the Governor’s proposal is only an initial step. The Legislature’s Appropriations Committee will release a budget and then negotiations will occur before a final budget agreement is reached.

Rep. Reyes said. “This is an important starting point.”

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