With bipartisan co-sponsors, a bill authored by state Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) will provide local school districts from unfunded mandates. It was signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy on July 11..
Lavielle authored the bill, HB 7276, with input from multiple superintendents, Board of Education members, and education advocates. She assembled a bipartisan list of 62 cosponsors, and it eventually passed 126-23 in the House and unanimously in the Senate.