Category: News

Shifting Human Service Programs to Nonprofits Can Serve More People and Save Money

Shifting More Human Service Programs to Community Providers Would Save $1.3 Billion in 3-Year Phase-in and Protect Thousands Who Rely on Services 10 Percent Budget Cuts Would Gut Programs and Close Agencies (Hartford, CT) – As the Governor and the Legislature work to pass a budget for FY-18 that addresses a projected $1.7 billion shortfall,… Read more »

Taxing community nonprofits won’t help municipal budgets

By Gian-Carl Casa | April 5, 2017 Should Connecticut’s municipalities be allowed to tax homeless shelters, residences for people with disabilities or behavioral health problems, or substance abuse rehabilitation and treatment centers? Some legislators and local officials think so and a proposal before the General Assembly would allow local governments to tax property purchased by… Read more »

Nonprofits Message to Congress

Keep Partisan Politics Away from Nonprofit Missions Nearly 4,500 organizations call on Congress to protect the longstanding Johnson Amendment and nonprofit nonpartisanship Washington, DC – A broad, nationwide coalition of 501(c)(3) organizations, made up of charitable nonprofits, including religious institutions, and foundations, delivered a clear message to Congress today: maintain the current law that protects… Read more »

Shifting services to community can make state’s human services better

By Andrea Ferrucci, Executive Director, Mosaic | March 27, 2017 With the state of Connecticut facing a $1.5 billion budget shortfall and the possibility of hundreds of millions in spending cuts, the alliance of community-based nonprofit agencies has proposed a budget solution: The conversion to the nonprofit sector of more expensive state human service programs… Read more »

WFSB: Budget cuts impacting those with mental illness

By Susan Raff | March 23, 2017 HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – State lawmakers heard from those who struggle with mental illness and hundreds showed up for a hearing on Wednesday. Those in attendance at the hearing urged lawmakers to not go along with $300 million in cuts that will affect services and where they live…. Read more »

The Hill: Keep partisan politics out of nonprofit sector

By Tim Delaney and Vikki Spruill, Opinion Contributor | March 22, 2017 Washington, D.C. may be the most partisan place on earth, where anything and everything is judged by which political party you support, rather than the substance of what’s being discussed. Well, thank goodness that perspective is not shared by our nation’s charitable nonprofits… Read more »

OUR VIEW: Nonprofits already give so much to the city

New Britain Herald March 20, 2017 New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart recently sent a letter to more than 30 nonprofits, asking them to contribute to the city a portion of what their property taxes would be if these organizations were taxable entities. She cited the support they receive from the city, including police and fire… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: CT Calls On Republicans To Hit The Pause Button On Changes To Medicaid

by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a possible House vote this week on Republican’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Connecticut’s Medicaid providers, advocates, and consumers are making a last-ditch effort to call for changes to the American Health Care Act. The broad Connecticut coalition said the proposed changes to… Read more »

CTMirror: Once again, school health clinics facing cuts

By Arielle Levin Becker | March 10, 2017 To Norwich Superintendent of Schools Abby Dolliver, the three health clinics that operated inside her district’s public schools provided more than health care. Students who needed help with their asthma, or a physical or a strep test, could get care from a nurse practitioner without having to… Read more »

Hartford Business Journal: Nonprofit human-services sector in need of reforms

By Jack Horak | MARCH 13, 2017 If I had the power to give homework to the members of the state legislature, their first assignment would be a book report on the 2017 Legislative Briefing Booklet prepared by the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, the leading state association that speaks for our nonprofits. “The booklet is… Read more »