Statement on Legislature’s Failure to Reach a Budget Agreement Thursday

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the legislature’s failure to reach a budget agreement Thursday:

June 29, 2017
Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533

“July 1 is a real deadline. We appreciate the effort of all the legislative caucuses, but without a resolution the people who suffer will be those struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, re-entry from prison, developmental disabilities and other issues. Every day of the new fiscal year without a budget will be disastrous for them. We get that lawmakers are grappling with very tough fiscal problems, but so are community providers across the state who will be forced to close programs and lay-off staff in the coming days.

“There’s still time to craft a budget solution that includes long term solutions that fund human services, such as conversion of state services to the private sector, and averts this looming disaster.”

See news coverage:
Fox 61: No state budget means cuts to services that help the disabled
NBC: Nonprofits Could be Devastated Without State Budget
CT News Junkie: General Assembly Fails To Convene To Pass 90-Day Budget