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Urge Governor Malloy to Veto Republican Budget With Unprecedented Teacher Tax

Governor Malloy has said he will veto the Republican budget that passed the legislature this weekend, however he is receiving calls and emails from voters who want him to sign that budget into law. We must let him know teachers stand strong in opposition to this budget and urge him to veto the Republican budget.

The Republican budget imposes an unprecedented tax on teachers of approximately $1,500 per teacher—every year—that will NOT go into the teacher pension fund to support teacher retirement. This is an unfair tax that goes into the state’s general fund, and must not become law.

Click here to email Governor Malloy.

Or call his office at (800) 406-1527.

Urge Governor Malloy to

1)    Veto the Republican budget

2)    Pass a fair budget, without a $1,500 tax on teachers and without a cost shift

3)    Invest in public education and the future of our children and our state

Tell the governor not to balance the state budget on the backs of students and teachers.

For more on the Republican budget, click here.

The Republican budget that passed the legislature states that an increase in teacher retirement contributions will go to the state’s general fund.

The relevant section from the fiscal note on the budget by the state Office of Fiscal Analysis is at right. Click here for the complete fiscal note.

Click here for the text of the entire Republican budget.

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