Say No to Education Funding Cuts, Property Tax Increases

February 21, 2017

Gov. Malloy’s proposed budget virtually guarantees an increase in your property taxes by shifting the state’s burdens onto local communities, while also cutting the resources many communities receive from the state.

We cannot allow this to happen!

I urge taxpayers in Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook to make their voices heard.

The legislature’s Appropriations Committee is conducting a public hearing on this at the Legislative Office Building today and into tonight. You can submit testimony today or in the future by sending an email to [email protected] and putting Education Budget Cuts in the subject line. The email can be as long or as brief as you wish and will become part of the public record telling lawmakers just how you want them to act on this matter.

I hope you will act on this and let your neighbors know so they can also tell legislators these education cuts are wrong.

Tell state lawmakers to craft a state budget which is fair to towns, schools and taxpayers!

The governor’s budget documents can be viewed at: