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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.
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CEA Calls on Legislators to Convene Immediately to Create a Real Bipartisan Budget

Today, Governor Malloy reaffirmed his decision to veto the budget that passed this weekend. CEA agrees that a better bipartisan budget is needed for Connecticut, and is calling on legislators to convene immediately to craft a budget that works for all of us and invests in public education.

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Latest on the State Budget

Throughout the state budget process, CEA members have been strong advocates. Here’s what happened at the Capitol Friday.

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Tell Legislators: No Cost Shift

Legislators did not vote on a budget plan last night, but they released their proposed plan and are expected to vote on it today.

The new budget plan lessens school funding cuts proposed by the governor’s executive order, but still imposes a cost shift onto cities and towns that will impact school budgets, property taxes, and teacher retirement.

Based on this new budget plan, we are asking all members to contact their legislators again today with one specific message: No cost shift. 

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Hours Until Budget Vote: Contact Your Legislators Now

Mere hours remain before legislators are expected to vote on a state budget.

Don’t wait to contact your legislators. Even if you have contacted them in the past, it is important to do so again today. School budgets across the state are at risk.

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Urge Legislators to Pass a Budget That Invests in Public Education

This is our last chance to have our voices heard before the budget vote.

Legislators are expected to vote on a budget this Thursday or Friday. School budgets across the state are at risk.

Click here and take action immediately.

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School Funding Still in Question: Legislators Need to Hear from You

Legislators may vote on a new state budget this week. A new plan unveiled by Governor Malloy would lessen the school funding cuts that were part of his executive order, but it would also impose new cuts on cities and towns that will impact school budgets.

Legislators need to hear from you.

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Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on Governor’s Latest Budget Proposal

Educators across Connecticut urge legislators to quickly pass a budget that includes these essential principles:

  • Protect local school budgets and the education of all children
  • Maintain critical services for families and communities
  • Provide for a reliable education funding revenue stream

We have strongly supported reversing the draconian cuts in the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant that have been proposed in the governor’s executive order.

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Students and Teachers Biggest Losers in Budget Crisis: Legislators Urged to Pass a Budget That Invests in Education

Cutting school programs, laying off teachers and administrators, diminishing resources, and increasing class sizes. These are just some of the...

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Speak Up to Protect Public Education and Your Retirement

Legislators decided to delay yesterday’s budget vote, giving you more time to speak out against actions that would hurt your students, your school, your retirement, and your future.

Your voice makes a difference, but some legislators have not yet heard from teachers. Contact them and tell them to

1)   Vote against any teacher retirement cost shift (shifting millions in costs from the state to the towns and putting pressure on school budgets)

2)   Vote against any increase in teacher pension contributions

3)   Vote against any cuts to ECS funding

TAKE ACTION NOW.

If legislators don’t hear from teachers they will believe these issues are not important. You can change that. CLICK HERE and tell your legislators why they must vote against any attacks on students, teachers, and public education.