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CTMirror: Human services cuts take effect after a month without a budget

Human services cuts take effect after a month without a budget By Julia Werth | August 1, 2017 After a month without an adopted budget, the first round of cuts to human services agencies across state government took effect Tuesday. The departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Developmental Disabilities, Correction, Social Services, and… Read more »

Hartford Courant: More Pain As State Budget Impasse Enters Its Second Month

More Pain As State Budget Impasse Enters Its Second Month By Daniela Altimari and Matt Ormseth | August 1, 2017 HARTFORD — With a political standoff over the state budget entering its second month, social service providers and the people they serve are bracing for a fresh round of funding reductions. At a state Capitol… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: Nonprofit Groups Try To Refocus Budget Negotiations

Nonprofit Groups Try To Refocus Budget Negotiations By Christine Stuart | August 1, 2017 HARTFORD, CT — The consequences of not having a state budget have begun to take their toll on providers of mental health and substance abuse treatment, and organizations that service individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Starting Tuesday, nonprofit mental health… Read more »

HBJ: Nonprofits: We can save CT $300M by taking on gov’t. services

Disability Advacates Accept Their Punishment in Court, Continue Push for ‘Moral’ Budget By Patricia Daddona | July 26, 2017 Community-based nonprofits say they can help Connecticut save $300 million over two years by converting state human services work to the nonprofit sector, according to an advocacy group promoting the claim in an online ad. Without… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: Disability Advacates Accept Their Punishment in Court, Continue Push for ‘Moral’ Budget

Disability Advacates Accept Their Punishment in Court, Continue Push for ‘Moral’ Budget By Christine Stuart | July 26, 2017 HARTFORD, CT — Press conferences, rallies, and public testimony weren’t conveying the right message to state lawmakers or Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, so they tried something different and got arrested. Last week, after refusing to leave… Read more »

West Fair: Connecticut nonprofits on the chopping block amid state budget impasse

Connecticut nonprofits on the chopping block amid state budget impasse By Kevin Zimmerman | July 14, 2017 The state budget impasse is already being felt by a number of sectors, but perhaps none as much as the nonprofit segment. “I think it’s a horrible situation,” said Eileen Healy, executive director of Independence Northwest. One of… Read more »

Budget solution: Change the way Connecticut provides services

Budget solution: Change the way Connecticut provides services By Gian-Carl Casa | Posted to CT Viewpoints July 05, 2017 As Connecticut residents enjoyed the Independence Day holiday and its barbecues, parades and vacations, thousands of people with mental health issues, substance abuse addictions, developmental disabilities, homelessness and those striving for a second chance post-incarceration were… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: No Budget Deal for Thursday

No Budget Deal for Thursday By Christine Stuart | June 27, 2017 HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:15 p.m.) Democrats in the legislature were unable to come up with a two-year budget deal to close a $5.1 billion budget deficit and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said he’s not interested in approving a temporary budget solution. However,… Read more »

Hartford Courant: Malloy Offers Budget Alternative

With Deadline Nearing, Malloy Offers Budget Alternative To Keep State Running By Christopher Keating and Daniela Altimari | June 26, 2017 HARTFORD – Offering proposed cuts of hundreds of millions for municipalities and up to 10 percent for nonprofits that provide state services, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled a budget-slicing executive order Monday that he… Read more »