The Governor’s proposed deficit mitigation plan for Fiscal Year 2010 (released 11/24/09) targets children: $73.96 million of the proposed cuts are to education, child care, health care and other basic state services children need. The plan proposes an additional $47.88 million in cuts to municipalities’ K-12 education funding. A total of $121.84 million in cuts would negatively affect children—who are not only the most vulnerable among us, but also our future workforce and taxpayers. Thus, 36% of the $337.1 million in cuts proposed by the Governor directly target services for children.
This brief summarizes and lists specific proposed cuts by categories, including child care, health, education, and family supports.