Report: State spending on kids dropped over past 20 years, but surplus funds won’t fill hole

By Christine Stuart

The amount of money Connecticut spends on programs and services that benefit children dropped about $1.8 billion over the past two decades, according to a Connecticut Voices for Children report.

Going back to 1992, spending on education and children’s health and human services accounted for about 40 percent of the budget. Today, it’s just 30 percent, Wade Gibson, a senior policy fellow, told a group of health and human service advocates on Friday.

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