Funding nonprofits is essential, necessary — and they should not be cut

Funding nonprofits is essential, necessary — and they should not be cut By Gian-Carl Casa | CT Viewpoints Connecticut’s community nonprofits are in a precarious state. Year after year of tight state budgets have put increasing pressure on providers, leaving them to face an uncertain future at a time when the demand for essential services… Read more »

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New Haven Independent: Not-For-Profits Plead: Stop The Cuts

Not-For-Profits Plead: Stop The Cuts By Markeshia Ricks | February 9, 2018 | New Haven Independent “More than 80 heads of local not-for-profits got state lawmakers in a room to urge them to stop the budget blood-letting that’s stretching their operations at a time of great need The directors and some of their employees and… Read more »

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The Day: Nonprofit Workers and Clients Take Concerns to Local Legislators

Nonprofit Workers and Clients Take Concerns to Local Legislators By Erica Moser | February 6, 2018 | The Day Norwich — One day before the start of the 2018 legislative session, more than 70 nonprofit workers, advocates and service recipients gathered at the Otis Library for a discussion on the state of nonprofits in the… Read more »

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Norwich Bulletin: Looming State Budget, Federal Tax Plan Cause Uneasiness

Looming State Budget, Federal Tax Plan Cause Uneasiness Among Local Nonprofits By Stephanie Menders | February 6, 2018 | Norwich Bulletin NORWICH — As she sought resources after suffering from trauma-related issues, Kimberly Miller became a member of Reliance Health in 2012. Since then, she has gone back to school and began working part-time. “And… Read more »

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CT Mirror: CT could reap big savings with more competitive bidding

Panel: CT Could Reap Big Savings with More Competitive Bidding By Keith M. Phaneuf | January 29, 2018 | CT Mirror “A new report asserts state government could save as much as $260 million per year — and potentially more in the future — by ensuring all service contracts are subjected to competitive bidding. But… Read more »

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Hartford Courant: Connecticut Nonprofits Fear Tax Bill Could Lead To Decrease In Donations

Connecticut Nonprofits Fear Tax Bill Could Lead To Decrease In Donations By Russell Blair | December 27, 2018 Already squeezed by the state’s persistent budget woes, nonprofits in Connecticut are bracing for a potential drop-off in donations due to changes in the sweeping tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law last week. With… Read more »

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Connecticut Nonprofit CEO: Republican Tax Bill Is “Perfect Storm” For Nonprofits

Connecticut Nonprofit CEO: Republican Tax Bill Is “Perfect Storm” For Nonprofits By Frankie Graziano | December 20, 2017 “When you file your 2018 income taxes, you might notice that the standard deduction has essentially doubled. Exemptions will likely be eliminated and in its place, you might see a larger tax credit per dependent claimed. But… Read more »

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Record Journal: Local nonprofits worried about tax reform bill

Local Nonprofits Worried About Tax Reform Bill By Mary Ellen Godin | November 29, 2017 Local nonprofits are calling on Congress to reject aspects of the proposed tax reform bill that address changes in charitable giving deductions, and non-profit status, saying they hurt their ability to operate at a time when many are losing state… Read more »

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Federal Tax Reform Proposals Would Devastate Connecticut’s Community-based Nonprofits

NEWS RELEASE Federal Tax Reform Proposals Would Devastate Connecticut’s Community-based Nonprofits Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533 (Hartford, CT) — CT Community Nonprofit Alliance has significant concerns about the impact of proposed changes in the federal tax code, now under consideration in the U.S. House and Senate, Alliance President & CEO Gian-Carl Casa said today. Specifically, the… Read more »

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WFSB: Mother speaks out about budget cuts impacting group homes

Mother speaks out about budget cuts impacting group homes Posted: Nov 14, 2017 WFSB 3 Connecticut HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The mother of a disabled son is voicing her concern over budget cuts. Lois Nitch’s son Andrew has been in a group home for 30 years, and now the home has closed. Oak Hill is… Read more »

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