Public Policy Update

State Budget Update

Comptroller Lembo issued a letter to Governor Malloy that officially certified the size of the budget deficit at $207.8 million. This certification triggers the statute that calls for the Governor to produce a Deficit Mitigation Plan, which can include: 1.) 5% rescissions from the Governor, and 2.) Spending cuts and revenue proposals that would require legislative approval. The statute requires that when the deficit reaches 1% of the total budget bottom line, which is approximately $20 billion in FY18, the Governor must craft a Deficit Mitigation Plan.

Governor Malloy is set to meet with legislative leaders on Wednesday to discuss the deficit for the current fiscal year. It is unknown whether the legislature will reconvene in special session to continue to address the ongoing fiscal crisis.

What You Can Do
• Email your State Senator and State Representative using The Alliance’s Contact Your Legislator tool to tell them: Don’t Cut Nonprofits in the Deficit Mitigation Plan
• Take our brief survey on the impact of state budget cuts on your services.

Federal Update

Congress is racing to enact federal tax reform by Christmas with three provisions that would impact all community nonprofits with devastating consequences to Connecticut. First, the proposed legislation reduces the number of taxpayers who can itemize their deductions, so that 95% of taxpayers would receive no tax benefit from charitable giving. Second, the House version contains language that would eliminate the Johnson Amendment, the provision in the tax code which requires 501(c)(3) nonprofits to be nonpartisan. Finally, the proposed legislation adds at least $1.5 trillion to the nation’s deficit, which could spell future cuts to federal spending on programs like Medicaid.

What can you do? Spread the word! Tell your colleagues, board members, volunteers, and the people you serve. Then, contact your Congresspeople and tell them to vote no on tax reform.

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Record Journal: Local nonprofits worried about tax reform bill

Local Nonprofits Worried About Tax Reform Bill By Mary Ellen Godin | November 29, 2017 Local nonprofits are calling on Congress to reject aspects of the proposed tax reform bill that address changes in charitable giving deductions, and non-profit status, saying they hurt their ability to operate at a time when many are losing state… Read more »

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