Statement of Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance on the beginning of the 2023 Legislative Session:

“As Governor Lamont is sworn into his second term and the General Assembly convenes for the 2023 session, we ask the Governor and the legislature to continue the progress begun in the last biennium. We urge them to increase funding for nonprofits to make up for inflation, raising funding levels by nine percent in FY24 and seven percent in FY25. The state’s coffers will have surpluses of $2.7 billion this fiscal year and over $1 billion in each of the following three years.

“After more than a decade of underfunding, the state’s community nonprofits, that contract with the state to provide vital services to Connecticut’s most vulnerable people, create jobs and address problems today that save money tomorrow, hope this great fiscal news will translate into a long-term plan to increase funding.

“Connecticut can afford it.”

 Click here to read The Alliance’s 2023 Legislative Agenda.