Connecticut’s largest coalition of nonprofit agencies urged Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration to avoid cutting community-based social services as it seeks to close a small hole in state finances. The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, which has been pressing Lamont to pump more resources into the hundreds of agencies that deliver the bulk of state-sponsored social services,… Read more »
While mustering legislators’ support for tolls and a long-term transportation plan remains his top priority, Gov. Ned Lamont has also recently raised the specter of emergency budget cuts — something his predecessor did frequently to the consternation of the General Assembly. But while Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s cuts came amidst significant budget shortfalls, Lamont is… Read more »
It’s officially 2020, which means you may see a census taker knocking on your door this Spring. The decennial census also will be online. This hour, we talk with NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang about efforts to count everyone who lives in the United States, and why it matters. Listen to the episode here.
by Susan Campbell Andrew John Puglisi’s group home is off a side street in Newington, just five minutes from where he grew up. On a recent day, as holiday decorations were going up around town, a radio played quietly in another room. Puglisi was sitting at a table, moving small, colorful blocks around. He stacks…. Read more »
By Gian-Carl Casa The state’s settlement providing $872 million to Connecticut’s hospitals over seven years negotiated by the governor and approved by the General Assembly last month at long last moves policymakers past a thorny fiscal issue that has taken up significant airspace in the state capitol for the last few years. The agreement also… Read more »
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nonprofit organizations in Connecticut have organized a series of workshops in January to help other nonprofit agencies understand the importance of the 2020 Census. The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and Connecticut Data Collaborative are co-sponsoring the Count Me in 2020 Workshop Series to instruct organizations and individuals… Read more »
Millennials now outnumber baby boomers in the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And though the millennial generation has been stereotypically seen as self-absorbed and buried in student loan debt, they are involved in charitable giving. But they’re doing it differently than their parents have done. “People are often worried that millennials don’t actually… Read more »
To paraphrase Connecticut’s private, nonprofit social service agencies: Gov. Ned Lamont just doesn’t get it. Frustration with Lamont, who rebuffed a request from nonprofits for $100 million of the state’s $2.5 billion reserve, recently surged after the governor urged the agencies to ask more from wealthy donors. Leaders of nonprofits, who provide the bulk of… Read more »
Nonprofit social service agencies have been pleading with Gov. Ned Lamont for months to share $100 million of Connecticut’s record-setting budget reserve with them. Speaking before hundreds of nonprofit leaders Wednesday at the Connecticut Convention Center, Lamont once again dashed their hopes. Click here to read the full story.
By Gian-Carl Casa SPECIAL TO THE COURANT Connecticut’s projected surplus continues to grow. Just this week, the state Comptroller’s office said revenues will run $126 million ahead of expenditures for the fiscal year. By the end of this month, that will put $2.6 billion in the state’s rainy-day fund, by far the highest amount ever… Read more »