Category: News

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 »

New Haven Independent: Walker Bill Could Keep Property Taxable

by Lucy Gellman | Mar 6, 2017 Hartford—Two groups facing financial pressure — cities and not-for-profits — have found themselves on opposite sides of a state bill that would give New Haven power to limit new property-tax exemptions. Proposed by New Haven State Rep. Toni Walker, Hartford Rep. Matthew Ritter and New London Rep. Chris… Read more »

Hartford Courant: Southbury Training School: What a Waste of Money

What A Waste Of Money Editorial | February 28, 2017 The Southbury Training School is an obsolete, rundown institution that hasn’t admitted any new residents in 30 years. The state has to commit to closing it. Its wild overtime costs continue to suck taxpayer money that could be better spent serving many more people with… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: Malloy Touts Budget For Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled Population

Malloy Touts Budget For Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled Population by Christine Stuart | Feb 10, 2017 HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two year, $41.51 billion budget was a mixed bag for the nonprofit community, but seeks to continue to make progress in annualizing funding for the intellectual and developmentally disabled population. Malloy’s budget… Read more »