Governor in Middletown Tuesday

From Governor Malloy's office: February 10, 2016 Dear Elected Officials of Middletown: We wanted to notify you that on Tuesday, Governor Dannel P. Malloy along with Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman will hold a town hall forum in Middletown. The Governor plans to discuss his budget principles, his proposals for adapting state government to a changing economy, and other issues concerning the future of the state. The town hall forum is open to the public. Town Hall Forum February 16, 2016 at 7:00pm Middle Town City Hall Common Council Chambers 245 deKoven Drive Middletown, CT 06457 Please note: Residents who would like an opportunity to ask the Governor a question should arrive about 30 minutes prior

Advocacy Alert from CTECA

On Tuesday, February 16, at 6 p.m. the Appropriations Committee will hear testimony about the Governor’s budget proposals regarding education. This includes all line-items in the Office of Early Childhood budget. Click HERE for the Alliance summary of the Governor's proposal and the budget process. Testimony from the early childhood community is very important! Sign up to testify in person takes place Tuesday from 9 - 10 a.m. and 10:15 - 1 p.m. Thirty copies of your testimony are due at the time of sign up. The Alliance will help you sign up, prepare your testimony, and answer questions about the budget and the process. Email Samantha at to be signed up or answ

Track the 2016-17 budget as it unfolds

Awesome tool by The Connecticut Mirror on the State Budget and spending priorities in the 2016-2017 budget. For the tool, click here #budget #advocacy

Impact of the Governor's Proposed FY 2017 Budget on Children and Families

Nicholas Defiesta, CT Voices for Children For Full Report Click Here Governor Malloy’s state budget proposal attempts to address Connecticut’s long-term challenges by balancing the budget on the backs of children and families. Under the Governor’s proposal, spending on the Children’s Budget – state government spending that directly benefits young people – would decrease by almost $200 million, or 3.3%. Among the cuts proposed by the Governor that would harm Connecticut’s young people and families are: $69.4 million to the State Department of Education $48.6 million to higher education through reductions to the Board of Regents, University of Connecticut, and the Office of Higher Education; $

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