Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

January 17, 2018

Statements From Senate Democratic Leadership on State Supreme Court Ruling in CCJEF v. Rell

Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today released the following statements in response to the Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling in the education funding case Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education, Inc. v. Rell:

“The Court’s judgment today reaffirmed that local education funding is firmly in the purview of the General Assembly,” said Senator Looney. “Every child in Connecticut deserves a first class education. Our job will not be complete until we eliminate the inequities inherent our educational system and ensure that children in every city and every town across Connecticut receive a fair shot at academic success.”

“Regardless of today’s decision by Connecticut’s Supreme Court, educating our kids— especially our most vulnerable—remains our top and most important priority,” said Senator Duff. “We need an education system to that works for all of Connecticut’s children—one that graduates students who are prepared for higher education and high-demand jobs in an increasingly competitive global economy. It is why I was proud to have successfully led the fight this year to include education funding reform in the recently passed bipartisan budget.”