May 6, 2022

Sen. Daugherty Abrams Highlights Increased State Funding
for Cheshire School Construction and Other Vital Programs

New State Budget Increases Reimbursement from 36% to 50%

HARTFORD, CT – Today, state Senator Mary Daugherty Abrams (D-Meriden, Middlefield, Rockfall, Middletown, Cheshire) highlighted increased state funding for Cheshire School Construction as well as increased funding for Veteran’s Memorial Park, a municipal parking lot and Ball and Sockets, an arts center housed in a historic Connecticut factory in Cheshire.

The new state budget, passed out of the state House of Representative and Senate during the legislative session, increases the funding percentage from 36%-to-50%. Meanwhile Ball and Socket is slated to receive $400,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, Veterans Memorial Park will receive $150,000 and $200,000 will go towards plans for a municipal parking lot.

“Investing in our young people and educators has long since been a priority for me and I am glad we were successful in getting this done for Cheshire students and educators,” said Sen. Daugherty Abrams. “Also, increasing funds for the impressive and ambitious work happening at Ball and Socket, along with other exciting projects will benefit folks across Cheshire.”

The state budget awaits Governor Ned Lamont’s signature at a time and date to be announced.