Category: News

NBC CT: Nonprofits Struggling, Looking for a State Budget

Nonprofit organizations in Connecticut that depend on funding from the state to operate say they need to see a proposal soon or risk the closure of some providers. “We want to see a budget that adequately funds the services we provide,” said GianCarl Casa, who leads a coalition of nonprofit organizations. The groups have seen… Read more »

CT Mirror: Malloy Would Reduce, Dramatically Redistribute School Aid In October

Malloy Would Reduce, Dramatically Redistribute School Aid In October By Keith M. Phaneuf and Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | August 18, 2017 Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would reduce grants to school districts by 28 percent in October — if no state budget has been adopted — and would dramatically shift funding away from wealthy and middle-income… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: Malloy Adjusts Executive Order

Malloy Adjusts His Executive Order, Cancels PILOT Payment & Zeroes Out ECS for 85 Towns By Christine Stuart | August 18, 2017 HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:30 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would zero out education funding for 85 communities, reduce education funding for 54 communities, and the state’s 30 neediest communities would receive the… Read more »

Gian-Carl Casa on CBS’ The Connection Podcast

August 13, 2017 Alliance President and CEO, Gian-Carl Casa, joined Ann Baldwin, host of The Connection, to discuss the impact of Connecticut’s ongoing budget situation on community nonprofits. Listen to the Podcast here.

CTMirror: Human services cuts take effect after a month without a budget

Human services cuts take effect after a month without a budget By Julia Werth | August 1, 2017 After a month without an adopted budget, the first round of cuts to human services agencies across state government took effect Tuesday. The departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Developmental Disabilities, Correction, Social Services, and… Read more »

Hartford Courant: More Pain As State Budget Impasse Enters Its Second Month

More Pain As State Budget Impasse Enters Its Second Month By Daniela Altimari and Matt Ormseth | August 1, 2017 HARTFORD — With a political standoff over the state budget entering its second month, social service providers and the people they serve are bracing for a fresh round of funding reductions. At a state Capitol… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: Nonprofit Groups Try To Refocus Budget Negotiations

Nonprofit Groups Try To Refocus Budget Negotiations By Christine Stuart | August 1, 2017 HARTFORD, CT — The consequences of not having a state budget have begun to take their toll on providers of mental health and substance abuse treatment, and organizations that service individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Starting Tuesday, nonprofit mental health… Read more »

HBJ: Nonprofits: We can save CT $300M by taking on gov’t. services

Disability Advacates Accept Their Punishment in Court, Continue Push for ‘Moral’ Budget By Patricia Daddona | July 26, 2017 Community-based nonprofits say they can help Connecticut save $300 million over two years by converting state human services work to the nonprofit sector, according to an advocacy group promoting the claim in an online ad. Without… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: Disability Advacates Accept Their Punishment in Court, Continue Push for ‘Moral’ Budget

Disability Advacates Accept Their Punishment in Court, Continue Push for ‘Moral’ Budget By Christine Stuart | July 26, 2017 HARTFORD, CT — Press conferences, rallies, and public testimony weren’t conveying the right message to state lawmakers or Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, so they tried something different and got arrested. Last week, after refusing to leave… Read more »