Statement regarding ratification of state Union agreement and budget negotiations

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the on the ratification of the state Union agreement and budget negotiations:

July 18, 2017
Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533

“The ratification of the union agreement means that vital state programs are protected from $700 million in spending cuts, and for that, nonprofit community providers who serve nearly three quarters of a million individuals each year, are grateful.

“As lawmakers and the governor work to reach a budget agreement, we ask that they also act to convert state human services to the nonprofit sector, saving another $300 million in the biennium that can be reinvested in programs. We understand the budget negotiations are difficult and appreciate that all parties are working in good faith.”