State Representatives Laura Hoydick (R-120) and Ben McGorty (R-122) blasted Governor Malloy for his announcement today that he would slash education funding to 139 municipalities across the state including Stratford. Under the governor’s new plan, Stratford would lose all of its Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funding for FY 18 – a whopping $21.46 million hit which is equal to 5 mills on the tax rate.
“The total elimination of all state Education Cost Sharing funding to Stratford is nothing less than a disgraceful abdication of leadership,” said Rep. Hoydick. “I understand that the governor has to make cuts because the Democrats in the majority wouldn’t act on the GOP budget, and still haven’t produced a budget of their own two months into the new fiscal year. The governor is trying to make towns pay for his fiscal mismanagement of the state and slashing all ECS funding to the Stratford school system is unacceptable. The proper education of children in Stratford should be a priority, not a disposable line item to terminate.” Read More →