As an update to the 2014 legislative session, which ended Wednesday, I have some very positive news for Bridgeport. As part of the 2015 Fiscal Year budget, which takes effect July 1, Bridgeport will receive an additional almost $3 million more in total state aid, which includes $1.7 million more in education aid and over $1 million more in PILOT funding. Bridgeport is also eligible for additional funding for Universal Pre-K slots and after-school programs. In addition, under legislation we passed on the last night, Bridgeport can expect to see more than $500,000 for youth and community outreach programs. I am very proud to annouce this additional funding for our city and education programs, which will help improve the quality of life for residents in our community.
Thank you to all of you who took the time to contact me and share your views throughout this year’s legislative session. Your input is very valuable to me and helps me in making the difficult decisions I have to make as a legislator. Thank you again for giving me the privilege to serve as your State Representative.