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Budget Snapshot: Revenue in Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee's Proposed Budget for FYs 2022 and 2023

Apr 23, 2021

School + State Finance Project Original Content

On April 22, 2021, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee released a budget revenue proposal for fiscal years 2022 and 2023, which was later passed out of the Committee. To help individuals wade through the revenue package, we've put together a brief analysis examining the impacts on state revenue of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee's proposal.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • State Budget
  • State Budget - Budget Proposals
  • State Revenues
  • Taxes - General
  • 2021

Student-Centered Funding System

Jan 27, 2021

School + State Finance Project Original Content

Although positive steps have been taken by the General Assembly over the past few years to improve how Connecticut funds K-12 public education, the state’s education finance system remains inequitable, disjointed, and inadequate for addressing the systemic racial disparities and wide gaps found in Connecticut education funding. These longstanding challenges are why we are working collaboratively with legislative, education, community, and municipal stakeholders across the state to advance a student-centered funding system.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Formula
  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
  • 2021

Budget Snapshots: Governor Lamont's Proposed Budget for FYs 2022 and 2023

Mar 1, 2021

School + State Finance Project Original Content

On Wednesday, February 10, Governor Ned Lamont released his proposed budget for the next two fiscal years (FY 2022 and FY 2023). The governor's proposal is the first step in the development of Connecticut's biennial state budget. These budget snapshots provide a nonpartisan look at how the governor's budget compares to current spending and revenue levels, details the proposal's key policy changes, and provides estimated town-by-town runs for the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
  • State Budget
  • State Budget - Budget Proposals
  • 2021

Connecticut's State Budget Process

Feb 3, 2021

School + State Finance Project Original Content

This policy briefing provides a quick overview of Connecticut's biennial (two-year) budget process from the governor's initial proposed budget to a final product passed by the legislature and signed by the governor.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • State Budget
  • 2021

Racial Disparities in Connecticut Education Funding

Sep 17, 2020

School + State Finance Project Original Content

Connecticut's public school districts remain deeply segregated and significant funding gaps continue to exist between districts that predominantly serve students of color and districts that largely serve White student populations. These are two of the overarching findings from this School and State Finance Project report, which examines racial disparities in Connecticut education funding.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • District/School Spending
  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
  • Student Enrollment
  • 2020

State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) Agreements

Jul 31, 2017

The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) is made up of 15 public sector employee unions representing roughly 46,000 Connecticut state employees. SEBAC was recognized in 1986 under Conn. Acts 86-411 to negotiate with the State on healthcare and pension benefits for its individual unions’ active members, as well as retirees.

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  • State Pensions (Connecticut)
  • 2017
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  • 1995
  • 1992

Open Connecticut (Office of the State Comptroller)

Aug 15, 2017

Run by Connecticut's Office of the State Comptroller, Open Connecticut is a web portal that centralizes state financial information and provides access to data on the state's budget, pension liabilities, payroll, and other expenses. The site also includes access to OpenBudget, OpenCheckbook, and OpenPayroll.

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  • Fiscal Transparency
  • State Budget
  • State Expenditures
  • State Revenues
  • State Pensions (Connecticut)
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

Connecticut's Agricultural Science and Technology Education (Vo-Ag) Program

Jan 8, 2021

School + State Finance Project Original Content

This policy briefing provides an overview of the regional Agricultural Science and Technology Education (also known as vocational agriculture, or Vo-Ag) program, including its history, objectives, administration, and sources of funding. The purpose of the Vo-Ag program is to serve students within a region of Connecticut by providing educational programs in the field of agriculture and occupations related to agriculture.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • Magnet Schools & School Choice
  • 2021

Transparency.CT.Gov (Office of Fiscal Analysis)

Aug 15, 2017

Created by state statute, Transparency.CT.Gov (also known as Transparency Connecticut), which is maintained by the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis, serves as an interactive database where users can access data related to state expenditures, contracts, grants, pensions, and compensation for public sector employees. Data is provided by the Office of the State Comptroller.

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  • Fiscal Transparency
  • State Expenditures
  • State Pensions (Connecticut)
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

Fiscal Accountability Reports (Office of Policy and Management)

Dec 10, 2020

Each year, in accordance with state statute, Connecticut's Office of Policy and Management produces a Fiscal Accountability Report outlining "significant factors affecting Connecticut’s budgetary and economic outlook." The purpose of the annual report is to inform policymakers about 1) Connecticut's fiscal state and 2) the financial and economic challenges the state currently faces and/or will potentially encounter in the future.

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  • Fixed Costs
  • Non-fixed Costs
  • State Expenditures
  • State Revenues
  • 2020
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