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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

FAQs: Municipal Aid & Connecticut's FY 2021 Projected Budget Deficit

Jun 9, 2020

School + State Finance Project Original Content

While the Connecticut General Assembly typically passes budget revisions as a part of regular legislative sessions during even-numbered years, the coronavirus pandemic brought the 2020 legislative session, and any budget revisions, to a halt. This frequently asked questions document looks at what this means for the State of Connecticut’s fiscal year 2021 budget and for municipal aid, including Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grants.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
  • Municipal Aid & Spending
  • State Budget
  • 2020

Funding for K-12 Education in the CARES Act

Aug 31, 2020

School + State Finance Project Original Content

On March 27, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act is a $2.2 trillion package that provides emergency financial assistance to: individuals; state, local, and tribal governments; nonprofit organizations, including healthcare providers; and for-profit businesses. This policy briefing and FAQ document summarize the provisions of the CARES Act that impact elementary and secondary education in the United States, and details the $138.8 million the State of Connecticut is due to receive from the federal government in formulaic grant assistance to help the State and local educational agencies (LEAs) respond to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
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  • 2020

FAQs: Legislative Redistricting in Connecticut

Jul 6, 2020

School + State Finance Project Original Content

With the 2020 U.S. Census currently being conducted, another decennial tradition is set to occur in Connecticut — redrawing the state’s legislative districts. Every 10 years, the Connecticut General Assembly is charged with redrawing the boundaries for the state’s House of Representatives, State Senate, and congressional districts. This process, known as “redistricting,” is defined in the Connecticut Constitution and is often political, as the end result could impact which party is more likely to win a given seat based on the demographics and party affiliation of the district’s residents. This frequently asked questions document summarizes Connecticut's legislative redistricting process and the role the legislature plays.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • 2020

State Fiscal Oversight of Connecticut Municipalities

Mar 25, 2020

School + State Finance Project Original Content

The State of Connecticut recently increased the level of oversight and monitoring of the finances of its 169 municipalities with the creation of the tiering system in 2017. The tiering system categorizes fiscally distressed municipalities based on their fiscal health and stability. The level of oversight and involvement by a designated statutorily created board increases as the fiscal health of a given municipality is deemed less secure. This policy briefing details this oversight, discusses the boards that oversee and work with municipalities, and examines the authority granted to these boards to improve the fiscal health of municipal finances.

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  • Fiscal Transparency
  • Municipal Aid & Spending
  • 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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Reports on State Financial Operations - State Treasurer (Auditors of Public Accounts)

Dec 31, 2019

Annual report from Connecticut's Auditors of Public Accounts looking at "financial statements and certain other information of the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut as they pertain to the central accounting of state financial operations."

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Reports from the Connecticut Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth

Nov 28, 2018

This resource includes reports from the 14-member Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, which was initially created as part of the biennial budget for fiscal years 2018-19 (Conn. Acts 17-2 (June Special Session)). After issuing its first report with recommendations in March 2018, the Commission members (acting as a private group) released a second report with revised recommendations on November 28, 2018. The Commission's charge was to "develop and recommend policies to achieve state government fiscal stability and promote economic growth and competitiveness within the state."

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  • State Budget
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  • 2018

Connecticut State Budget Process (Office of Fiscal Analysis)

Feb 6, 2019

Presentation and flowchart from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis explaining how Connecticut's state budget process and cycle works.

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  • State Budget
  • 2019

Governor Lamont's State Budget Proposal for FYs 2020 and 2021 (Office of Policy and Management)

Feb 20, 2019

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont presented his biennial state budget proposal for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to the Connecticut General Assembly. This resource contains the governor's budget documents.

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  • State Budget - Budget Proposals
  • 2019