Connecticut Budget Includes Net Increase in Funding for Bethel's Educational Priorities

June 4, 2019

The state budget approved last night provides a net increase in funding for Bethel’s education system. The new budget includes more than $89,000 additional funding for Bethel’s schools and a $126,000 expenditure increase for Bethel’s Teacher Retirement Fund, an expense that was previously stated to be absorbed by the town.

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Minority Teacher Recruitment Legislation

June 4, 2019

I am pleased to report the House passed legislation that will facilitate minority teacher recruitment and retention across the state.

 

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Breaking Down the Budget

June 4, 2019

The House of Representatives and Senate passed a budget this week which is responsible, stable, and funds the Rainy Day Fund at historic levels. The budget makes significant investments in education, job growth, and economic development while holding the line on spending. The growth rate for fixed costs in the General Fund is 1.3% and for non-fixed costs is simply 0.03%.

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CT Budget Bill Is Responsible And Stable

June 4, 2019

The House passed a budget that is responsible, stable and funds the Rainy Day Fund at historic levels. With significant investments in education, job growth, and economic development throughout the state, the budget holds the line on spending.

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