Statement from Gian-Carl Casa on the budget approved tonight by the House

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the budget approved tonight by the House of Representatives: “During the economic recession, community nonprofit funding was reduced and mid-year rescissions imposed additional cuts, year after year. At the same time, the need for services has increased. “We are grateful there are… Read more »

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CT Mirror: After years of lean budgets, nonprofits want $100 M from surplus

May 29, 2019 By: Keith Phaneuf With Connecticut’s coffers flush with cash for the first time in a decade, long-suffering nonprofit social services want a share of the wealth. The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance recently wrote to Gov. Ned Lamont, asking that he and lawmakers set aside $100 million to assist those who provide the… Read more »

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Face the State: Officials say flat funding for nonprofits falls short

April 14, 2019 Click here to watch Gian-Carl Casa on WFSB’s Face the State with Susan Raff.

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Op-Ed: A Tax By Any Other Name is Still a Tax

April 12, 2019 by Gian-Carl Casa Tucked into a large bill concerning local revenues is a proposal that would allow municipalities to assess a tax – this time called a “municipal public safety and infrastructure benefit charge” – on nonprofits of all types. Section 6 of HB 7408 specifies a formula for determining the tax,… Read more »

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Face the Facts with Max Reiss: Nonprofits hurt by federal tax changes

April 14, 2019 Watch Alliance member Kristie Scott, President & CEO of Perception Programs and Gian-Carl Casa on “Face the Facts” with NBC Connecticut’s Max Reiss, talking about the challenges created by federal tax changes. The segment begins about eight minutes into this video:

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CTNewsJunkie: Municipalities, Nonprofits Square Off Over Tax Bill

April 11, 2019 HARTFORD, CT — The leader of Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby blamed the state for making it necessary to propose legislation that would allow municipalities to tax nonprofits. “It is state policy that has pitted local governments versus nonprofits,” Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, executive director and CEO Joe DeLong told the Finance, Revenue,… Read more »

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Hartford Business Journal: Some local nonprofits are seeing fewer donations in wake of federal tax law changes

Kristie Scott got an unwelcome surprise this year. When she looked at how much her Windham-based addiction and mental health services nonprofit, Perception Programs, has been able to raise through its annual fundraiser she did a double take. “Did I write a crappy letter? Did [the letters] all go out?” she asked herself. As of… Read more »

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Alliance Op-Ed: Connecticut must support community nonprofits

By Gian-Carl Casa March 7, 2019 Connecticut’s community nonprofits are important contributors to our quality of life and the state needs to support them with adequate funding. Community nonprofits do many things for people who live and work in our state, things like providing substance-abuse treatment, caring for troubled kids, helping people with disabilities, heating… Read more »

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CT Mirror: Lamont’s ‘Debt Diet’ Hits an Already Lean Nonprofit Safety Net

By Keith M. Phaneuf, CTMirror.org March 4, 2018 Connecticut’s private, nonprofit social services community has been struggling since the early 2000s with minimal growth in state funding for the vast array of programs it provides. And under Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposed “debt diet,” the industry – which serves an estimated 500,000 clients statewide – would… Read more »

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Alliance Op-Ed: Lamont dances towards a new approach to governing

By Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO, CT Community Nonprofit Alliance On the night he was sworn into office this month, Connecticut’s 89th governor Ned Lamont danced happily — to the delight of attendees at his inaugural ball and everyone who’s seen the video since then. The Governor’s enthusiastic embrace of his new role as Connecticut’s chief executive… Read more »

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