Statement from Gian Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance on the Appropriations Committee’s proposed state budget.

“We thank the leadership of the Appropriations Committee and all of the members who have spoken up for community nonprofits throughout deliberations. In the face of enormous pressure to fund other line items while not exceeding the spending cap, the Committee leadership heard the concerns of nonprofits and prioritized their needs. The proposed budget stands with community providers and the people who depend on their vital services.   

“We are still reviewing the proposal and its impact on nonprofits. We will work to protect these gains and advocate for an adopted budget that ensures providers of all types receive an eight percent increase to help them survive rising costs, a workforce crisis and increasing demand for their services.”