Category: News

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 »

CT Post: Private service agencies make pitch to save state $1.3B

HARTFORD — Social service agencies on Wednesday said they could save financially strapped Connecticut more than $1.3 billion over the next five years if the state transferred developmentally disabled residents and other programs to the private sector. The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, a group of hundreds of social service providers, said during a news conference… Read more »

Nonprofits must be part of CT health, social service and budget solutions

Posted in the CT Mirror, Public Policy Director Jeff Shaw writes, “Amid the negativity and divisiveness this election season, one issue has brought together Americans from across the country and both sides of the political aisle: the role of charitable nonprofits. In a recent report, nearly three quarters of those surveyed said they trust public… Read more »