Category: News

Record Journal: Lawmakers Don’t Want to Yield Budgeting Power

Lawmakers Don’t Want to Yield Budgeting Power to Malloy By Mike Savino | June 05, 2017 HARTFORD — While lawmakers are focusing on other legislative priorities through Wednesday’s end of the regular session, they feel a sense of urgency to put a budget in place before the end of the month. In particular, they say… Read more »

WFSB: Non-profit organizations are impacted by budget woes

May 21, 2017 On Sunday, Alliance President and CEO, appeared on WFSB’s Face the State to discuss the affects of potential budget cuts on nonprofit organizations, as well as the benefits of converting many state-run services to the nonprofit sector. Connecticut can save hundreds of millions of dollars each year, saving programs from closure and… Read more »

Report: Connecticut can save $2b

Connecticut can save $2B, nonpartisan report says By Susan Haigh, Associated Press | May 13, 2017 HARTFORD >> A nonpartisan Connecticut think tank says there are ways to fix what seem like intractable budget deficits over the next two fiscal years, including turning over the operations of more state-run social service programs to the private… Read more »

President Trump’s “Free Speech and Religious Liberty” Executive Order is a Lose-Lose for Everyone

On May 4th, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on “religious freedom” that appears to give the Internal Revenue Service wider latitude in enforcing laws that prohibit churches and religious institutions from taking part in partisan politics. This law, known as the “Johnson Amendment,” prohibits all 501(c)(3) organizations – including churches, charitable nonprofits, and… Read more »

Nonprofit Quarterly: Nonprofits Oppose Plan Cutting Sales Tax Exemption

Nonprofits Oppose New CT Plan that Would Cut Sales Tax Exemption By Lauren Karch | Nonprofit Quarterly | April 27, 2017 Connecticut lawmakers are debating a proposed bill that would raise the state’s sales tax from 6.35 percent to nearly 7 percent while eliminating the sales tax exemption on goods and services purchased by nonprofit… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: Sales Tax Proposal Pits Municipalities Against Nonprofits

Sales Tax Proposal Pits Municipalities Against Nonprofits by Jack Kramer | Apr 25, 2017 HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest organization of local leaders came out in support of a plan Wednesday to raise the state’s sales tax rate from 6.35 percent to 6.99 percent as long as the increased hundreds of millions generated would… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: Finance Committee Explores Revenue Ideas

Finance Committee Explores Abundance of Revenue Ideas As Deadline Nears By Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 HARTFORD, CT — The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee is expected to wrap up its work next week, but until then it seems to be pursuing every revenue generating idea it can to close the two year $3.6… Read more »

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 »