Governor Dannel Malloy unveiled a budget proposal for the 2018-19 fiscal year on Monday afternoon. The budget is an attempt to continue to close the deficit in the newly adopted budget for the coming biennium. Malloy takes aim at municipal, primarily in the form of reductions to education grant funding for most of the towns in Connecticut. The lowest performing districts will receive full aid, or even a small increase, while the wealthiest towns in the state will receive nothing, and everyone in between will see a reduction in aid.
Overall, the Education Cost Sharing grant would actually increase by $22 million, with the 33 lowest performing districts seeing a funding increase while all other towns saw cuts or the elimination of grant money entirely.