Boughton Has a Strange Way of Saying ‘Thank You’

(Hartford, Connecticut) —  Today the Connecticut Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo.

“In his announcement today Mayor Boughton was harshly critical of the Malloy Administration, which is strange, given what the Malloy Administration – backed by Democrats in the Legislature – has done for Danbury.  The Governor has made some very difficult decisions at the state level, precisely so he could do things like substantially increase funding for local education in places like…Danbury.

“In the first two years of his term, the Governor – again, backed by Democrats in the Legislature – sent Danbury a total of $47,412,471 in education funding. That’s an increase of $1,696,559 over the prior two years.

“In addition, Danbury is now slated to receive  $59,380,901 over the next two fiscal years — that’s $13,664,989 more than they received in the two years before Governor Malloy took office.”

“Let me be more blunt: that’s a lot of money.

“I wonder what Mayor Boughton would have done without that funding?  He sure has a strange way of saying thank you.”

BACKGROUND

Malloy Increased Danbury’s Education Cost Sharing Grants. Under Governor Malloy, Danbury’s education cost sharing (ECS) grants increased. The increases are detailed in the table below:

Fiscal Year

ECS Grant Amount

2011

$22,857,956

2012

$22,857,956

2013

$24,554,515

2014

$27,294,245

2015

$32,086,656

[Office Of Policy And Management, Accessed 8/13/13; Office Of Policy And Management, Accessed 8/13/13]

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