Statement regarding no state budget before July 1

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the news that lawmakers will not meet to adopt a budget before July 1:

June 27, 2017
Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533

“It is beyond disappointing that the General Assembly apparently will not meet on Thursday to adopt even a short-term budget when the lives and health of tens of thousands of Connecticut residents are at risk. We understand that the state’s budget situation is difficult. But there are solutions — such as moving expensive state-provided human services to the community nonprofit sector — that save hundreds of millions of dollars and protect services for our most vulnerable citizens.

“Yes, there are tough choices and change is hard. But the alternative is utter devastation of human services in Connecticut and it is hard to believe that would be acceptable to anyone.”