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Gov. Malloy: Budget contains major shifts to state's education policy

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Gov. Dannel Malloy is expressing his frustration over the Republican passed budget and its proposed cuts to education.

According to the governor, the budget contains major shifts to the state's education policy.

Malloy says many of the state's current programs would be eliminated or reduced.

One program that would not be extended as a result of the budget is the Alliance District Program.

The program works to improve and invest in the state's 30 lowest performing school districts, which include Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford.

The governor also says the budget would roll back the progress the state has made on education, while state Republicans disagree.

“In essence, this budget un-does much of the landmark education that was passed with an overwhelmingly bipartisan support in 2012,” says Malloy. “It rolls back the clock on the improvements we have implemented and significantly jeopardizes the state's ability to meet federal requirements.

Malloy says he’s planning on meeting with the Senate and House leadership this week.

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