HARTFORD, CT — In a way that seems more forceful than in past years the private, nonprofit community is asking the General Assembly for $461 million in funding over the next five years.

Since 2007, community nonprofits have missed out on at least $461 million in state funding. That’s if their funding had kept pace with inflation. This year Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposes keeping funding for nonprofits flat.

“No cuts is not adequate,” Heather Gates, executive director of CHR, a behavioral health provider, told the Appropriations Committee last week.

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