As a result of the governor’s veto and the absence of a state budget, the governor’s executive order will implement a wholesale elimination of Education Cost Sharing funding for 85 towns, including Monroe and Newtown. In addition, funding will be significantly reduced for state services such as Care4Kids, Meals on Wheels, employment opportunities and day services for the developmentally disabled, and housing support for people with mental health challenges, among several other agencies.
“Today’s session was a partisan ploy by the Speaker to undermine the veto override effort and kill the Republican budget that passed with bipartisan support. Instead of taking the bait, we postponed an override vote until next week. This keeps the approved budget alive and allows bipartisan negotiations to continue. I am still committed to overriding the governor’s veto,” said Rep. Sredzinski.