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New England News
Wed November 14, 2012
Conn. Cities and Towns Seeking More Funding for Education
The largest association of Connecticut cities and towns is calling on a state task force to recommend increased funding for public education, despite a continuing drop in state revenues.
James Finley, executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, said Tuesday the Education Cost Sharing grant, the largest pool of state aid for local education, is underfunded by more than $763 million. That means local property taxpayers cover the difference.
Finley said the state doesn't need to fully fund the ECS formula right away. He said it can be spread out over a number of years. But he said the state should increase its financial commitment to ECS and special education.
The task force has not yet finished its recommendations to the legislature and governor.
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