A Thank-You To Those Who Contacted Me

September 19, 2017

I want to thank all my constituents who were watching and communicating with me into the early hours of the morning during last week’s budget session. After going through the GOP budget, I found too many things I could not support, including deep cuts to UConn and changes to the ECS formula.

Read More

GOP Budget Includes New Tax On Teachers

September 19, 2017

A “little known fact" about the Republican budget passed at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning: Besides the $1.8 billion in new revenue, more than the Democratic alternative - tax increases on the middle class, income tax hikes on the working poor, higher car taxes for Middletown families, taxes on hospitals - there's a new tax on teachers. Yes, that's right.

Read More

Herbst: GOP Budget 'Decimates' UConn

September 18, 2017

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst summed up the Republican budget, saying it would decimate UConn, its satellite campuses, the state university system and community colleges across the state. Rep. Haddad called the GOP budget "a recipe for disaster" in his remarks to legislators.

Read More

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.

Read More

Pages