Connecticut Attorney General's Office

Press Release

Attorney General Statement On State Supreme Court Education Funding Decision

March 22, 2010

“My office will carefully review this split decision and its impact on state education funding laws. Despite the court’s decision, I am pleased that the ultimate effect is to defer to the elected branches of government in balancing educational costs with the state’s other critical needs.

“Lacking a majority for a clear result, this ruling will require the legislature and the executive branch to closely consider the meaning of ‘minimally adequate education.’ The lower court judge who hears the case enabled by this decision faces a similar challenge.

“I am committed to working with the legislature and the governor to ensure that the state complies with the court’s decision. I will continue to defend this case at the lower court in consultation with other state officials.”