He’s at it again. Just a few days after Governor Malloy publicly stated that he wanted to stop the unfunded mandates being passed down to towns and cities, he announced what might be the largest unfunded mandate of them all. In his budget presentation, Gov. Malloy proposed to pass on to the towns and cities of Connecticut almost $408 million in cost for the Teachers’ Pension fund.
Because of Hartford’s inability to balance a budget, and facing another large billion dollar deficit, moving this large burden on to the towns and cities does nothing but shift state responsibility to others. K-12 education cost is the responsibility of the State according to the Connecticut Constitution.