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Connecticut Legislators Back in Hartford

Capitol in the rainThe 2017 session of the Connecticut General Assembly opens tomorrow and, in addition to a variety of other issues on their plates, lawmakers will have to confront a projected budget deficit of over $1.4 billion for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

That reality will require lawmakers to make some hard decisions over the next five months.

Schools and districts have already felt the crunch of hard fiscal times with cuts of $84 million to education funding in the current year’s budget, plus $20 million in mid-year cuts announced last week by the Office of Policy and Management. Read more