Contact: Dave Steuber
March 21, 2012
In a victory for Norwalk schoolchildren, state Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr. (R-Norwalk) today announced a plan to fully restore education funding in Norwalk.
Earlier this year, Senator Duff and Representative Cafero noticed a discrepancy in the budget that would have negatively affected education funding to Norwalk.
“Since then, this has been a top priority for us and the entire Norwalk delegation. We have been working closely with Governor Malloy’s administration to come up with an agreement that would restore the education funding,” Senator Duff said.
The agreement to restore the funding was reached through discussions between Senator Duff and Representative Cafero and Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s administration.
“I am confident that this agreement marks the beginning of a new direction for Norwalk schools in which our children will be treated more fairly when it comes to education funding,” Senator Duff said. “Representative Cafero and I have been working diligently to remedy the situation and ensure that Norwalk schoolchildren have the same access to quality education that every other student in the state has. I am grateful to Governor Malloy for being sympathetic to our problem and for working with us in good faith to find a solution.”
“I am glad to be able to report that we were able to resolve the discrepancies in the revised budget put forth in February,” Representative Cafero said. “We have received assurances that Norwalk will be treated fairly and that our education funding will be restored. I appreciate all the hard work that was done and the willingness on the part of the administration to recognize that these issues had to be addressed.’’
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