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Fairfield Republicans Propose New Budget Plan, Restore Education Funds

State Reps. Laura Devlin and Brenda Kupchick were just two of the Fairfield Republicans who presented a new 2017 budget.
State Reps. Laura Devlin and Brenda Kupchick were just two of the Fairfield Republicans who presented a new 2017 budget. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield Republicans included protection for education funding and money for core social services in a proposed and revised 2017 budget that was presented in the state General Assembly on Monday.

The '‘Pathway to Sustainability’ plan also includes savings that roll out over five years, with an eye towards resolving future projected budget shortfalls.

Education funding for towns and statutory grants for municipalities was also resolved.

State Reps. Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Laura Devlin (R-134), along with State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) were full of positives about the plan

“Our plan will hold harmless state funding for local education and protect services for our most vulnerable residents while making fundamental, long-term, structural reforms,” Hwang said.

“This is a budget that balances our books and sets Connecticut on a new path towards long-term sustainability.” added Kupchick.

“This is a blueprint for new policies that will help ensure our state lives within its means moving forward and provides for a sustainable, predictable future,” said Devlin.

More detailed information about the budget plan is available online by going to fiveyearbudget.com .

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