Kupchick & Devlin react to Governor’s education cuts

State Representatives Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Laura Devlin (R-134) challenged the Governor’s proposal to completely cut Fairfield’s Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funds.

The Governor released his updated budget proposal at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon outside of his office. Under his updated budget proposal, Fairfield went from receiving a recommended amount of $3,590,008 in ECS funding to $0 for 2016-2017. This came on the heels of the Appropriations Committee voted to cut Fairfield’s ECS funds by 1.2 million. 

“Although this is only a proposal, this is a serious cause for concern. We understand that due to the current fiscal climate, tough decisions need to be made. But, we must remain rational and fair while making these decisions. This simply is not fair and it does a serious disservice to the town that has already budgeted for this money,” said Reps. Kupchick and Devlin.  

Other towns in Fairfield County were also completely cut including Greenwich, Darien, and New Canaan.

The 2016 Legislative session adjourns at 12 a.m. on May 4.

State Representatives Laura Devlin (R-134) and Brenda Kupchick (R-132)

State Representatives Laura Devlin (R-134) and Brenda Kupchick (R-132)

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