Statement of Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance on the Fiscal Accountability Report presented to the Appropriations and Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committees on December 5, 2022:
“The most recent Fiscal Accountability Reports that project four years of significant surpluses provide an opportunity for Connecticut to invest in the people who depend on community nonprofits.
“The state’s strong fiscal health is the result of measures taken by state leaders in recent years, and means the state can continue to invest in nonprofits that serve our most vulnerable residents and make our state a better place to live for everyone. Until 2021, the nonprofits had not received a funding increase in more than a decade.
“On behalf of Connecticut’s community nonprofits and the people they serve, we call on the Governor and the General Assembly to continue to support longterm plan to restore lost funding with increases of nine percent in FY 24 and seven percent in FY 25, indexed to inflation after that.”