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“As more and more families decide to build their future in Connecticut, it’s vital we invest in housing," Gov. Ned Lamont said.
"I know how valuable this level of assistance is to maintaining operations for our cities and towns, and it was incumbent upon us to make the necessary changes to get these federal dollars out," said OPM Secretary Melissa McCaw.
Office of Policy and Management Secretary Melissa McCaw has decreased Connecticut’s projected budget deficit by 40% – although the figure remains at $1.2 billion. Last month...
The allocation brings the total funding for Connecticut schools to $266 million.
Even with the gloomy forecast -- which Office of Policy and Management Secretary Melissa McCaw said were conservative -- "Connecticut is in a stronger position than most states, thanks to our fiscal prudence and the safeguarding of our budget reserve," according to Democratic state Senate leaders Martin Looney and Bob Duff.
As the Malloy administration and legislative leaders attempt to close the state's projected budget gap, Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) President and CEO Jennifer Jackson warned against possible funding reductions to health care providers.