Statement from Gian Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the House Republican budget proposal for FY24-25.

“We appreciate that the needs of Connecticut’s nonprofits are a priority for both Democrats and Republicans. We are encouraged by the House Republican proposal and we hope the support for nonprofits on both sides of the aisle will result in a bi-partisan budget that provides the 9 and 7 percent increases community nonprofits need.

“Connecticut has the resources today to support programs for substance abuse and mental health treatment, day and residential services for people with developmental disabilities and other vital services. Our providers have been underfunded for more than a decade, and we will continue to advocate for increases that pay for services.”