Join Senator Flanagan In Ending The Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)
Recently, the Senate Education Committee approved legislation Senator Flanagan sponsored that would accelerate the restoration of funding lost under the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). The legislation (S.5452) would set a definitive three-year timetable for making full restoration of GEA funding to all school districts to protect taxpayers and schoolchildren.
The GEA was instituted in 2010 when Democrats controlling the Senate, Assembly and Governor's Office used it as a budget maneuver to help close a multi-billion dollar state deficit. Over that period of time, the GEA has resulted in billions of dollars less to school districts, placed greater strain on local taxpayers and led to a reduction in educational resources for students.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) voted against its implementation in 2010 and has been working since then to end the GEA by passing his legislation and advocating for school aid restoration in the State Budget. Unfortunately, the Assembly has yet to join the Senate in this fight.
Please join Senator Flanagan in his efforts to protect our taxpayers and our schools by entering your information below to voice your support for his legislation.