Category: News

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 »

Hartford Courant: Nonprofits Bracing As State Cuts Loom, Services Threatened

Nonprofits Bracing As State Cuts Loom, Services Threatened By Harold Sparrow | February 26, 2017 HARTFORD – Connecticut’s not-for-profit organizations are bracing themselves for a double-whammy of budget cuts and increased need for services. With a $1.5 billion state budget deficit looming in the next fiscal year, state and municipal government leaders are rethinking and… Read more »

Middletown Press: Another view: Nonprofit that helps disabled facing ‘devastating’ state cuts

Another view: Nonprofit that helps disabled facing ‘devastating’ state cuts By Benjamin Davies | February 13, 2017 “MIDDLETOWN — Once again, Connecticut’s nonprofits are at the mercy of the state budget. One reason is that policy makers do not understand the importance of human services and why they are essential in our (and their) communities…. 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 »

CTMirror: How health care and Medicaid fare in Malloy’s budget

How health care and Medicaid fare in Malloy’s budget By: Arielle Levin Becker | February 8, 2017 “About 9,500 parents would lose Medicaid, fewer seniors would receive home care, mental health and substance abuse treatment providers would receive millions of dollars less from the state, and school-based health centers would see a 10 percent funding… Read more »

Norwich Bulletin Letter: Nonprofits Can Help Solve Budget Crisis

Nonprofits Can Help Solve Budget Crisis By Stan Soby | February 5, 2017 “An estimated $1.24 billion could be saved over the next five years through the shifting of state-provided services to the cost-effective, high-quality services of community nonprofit providers for people with developmental disabilities and mental health and substance abuse issues. Connecticut is facing… Read more »

CT News Junkie: Overwhelming Number of Lawmakers Unhappy with DCF Settlement

“Following a four hour hearing, the Appropriations Committee voted overwhelming against a plan that would require Connecticut to increase funding for the Department of Children and Families to $801.2 million a year. That’s more than $794.2 million it’s expected to receive this fiscal year. The settlement would allow the child welfare agency to get out… Read more »