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School Regionalization: When the People Fight and Win

Posted on June 10, 2019 by admin


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Opinion by Rep. Gail Lavielle

While the 2019 legislative session in Hartford featured a litany of controversial issues, none of them touched a nerve like the multiple proposals to regionalize Connecticut’s schools.

Yet when the session ended at midnight on June 5, not a single school regionalization bill survived — not even a meek legislative attempt to study the issue. Considering that all the bills were offered by members of the majority party, which controls the governor’s office and both legislative

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Rep Lavielle: Update on the Defeat of 2019 Forced Regionalization Proposals

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


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Rep. Lavielle on the 2020-2021 Budget: Lifting the Veil

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


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CT State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton), Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee, breaks down the 2020-2021 state budget passed on June 3 by majority House Democrats. The two-year spending and revenue plan passed 86-65 in the House without a single Republican vote. 

The new budget increases spending by 5.3%, increases taxes by $1.75 billion over the biennium, and adds $16 billion in debt payments that will fall on the shoulders of future generations

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