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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Bringing Budget Highlights to You

June 3, 2019

Today, Chairs of the Appropriations and Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committees presented the House of Representatives with a state budget. HB 7242 is beneficial for Enfield. I want to ensure you receive first-hand information, so I have reviewed the proposed budget and included some highlights below regarding how it is good for our district.

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Passed State Budget Benefits New London

June 3, 2019

The state budget approved by the House of Representatives on Monday night provides a net increase in funding for New London’s education system. The new budget includes additional funding of $1.2 million in comparison to last year for New London schools and the Teacher Retirement Fund will no longer be an expense to our town.

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Debt-Free College

June 3, 2019

To protect Connecticut’s future and give everyone access to higher education, we included in the state budget a policy to allow students attending regional-technical colleges to graduate without debt and encourage them to start their careers in our state.

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