Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on the State Budget Veto
September 28, 2017
With today's veto of the Republican budget, CEA is calling on legislators to convene immediately to create a real bipartisan budget that works for all of us and invests in public education.
Legislators have another opportunity to move Connecticut forward. A true bipartisan budget must eliminate inefficiencies in state programs and protect critical services; preserve the state's strengths, including a high-quality education system; institute real tax reform that improves the reliability of the state's revenue streams in line with the 21st century economy; close tax loopholes and unnecessary tax subsidies; and honor the rights of workers and families.
Legislators should not resurrect schemes that will hurt our students, our teachers, our families, and our communities.
CEA members will continue to oppose proposals that try to balance the budget on the backs of teachers and students. We will advocate for a fair budget that makes Connecticut a great place for families to live, work, and educate their children.
The Connecticut Education Association represents 43,000 teachers in Connecticut.