News Junkie: Malloy adjusts his executive order, cancels Pilot payment & zeroes out ECS for 85 towns

HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would zero out education funding for 85 communities, reduce education funding for 54 communities, and the state’s 30 neediest communities would receive the same amount of education funding they did last year. That’s if the General Assembly is unable to pass a budget before October.

Malloy, who has been running the state by executive order since July 1, announced changes Friday to his initial June allocation plan.

In addition to the changes the plan makes to the Education Cost Sharing formula, it eliminates the $182 million in PILOT payments that towns expect to receive on Sept. 30 to offset the property tax revenue they’re unable to collect from hospitals, colleges, and state buildings.

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