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D'Agostino discusses the two-year $41.3 billion budget on 'Face the State'

October 31, 2017

State Rep. Mike D'Agostino discusses the two-year $41.3 billion budget that was passed with overwhelmingly bipartisan support on WFSB's "Face the State."

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Bipartisan budget approved by Legislature; heads to governor's desk for approval

October 27, 2017

Following months of negotiations, the Legislature overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan spending package that ends our state's budget stalemate. This $41.3 billion two-year plan, which now heads to the governor's desk for approval, will help close a projected $3.5 billion deficit over the next biennium by committing to significant structural reforms.

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Creating a school aid formula that is reflective of students' needs, state's priorities

September 11, 2017

Each year, more than $2 billion in state education aid is distributed to towns and cities through entirely arbitrary block grants. There is no strategic approach that reflects the state's priorities, the needs of students or what cities and towns can afford. There is no "formula." That's why the way the state distributes school aid is now in the courts. It is the responsibility of the legislative branch, working with the executive branch, to adopt a fair school finance system for Connecticut.

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D'Agostino advocates for establishing a fair school finance method for Connecticut

September 10, 2017

As the legislature continues to work to steady Connecticut’s financial footing, the way the state’s public schools are funded needs to be assessed to ensure students’ needs are being put first. In an interview with The Hartford Courant, state Rep. Mike D'Agostino said it is the legislature's responsibility to adopt a fair school finance system for Connecticut.

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