End of General Session statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community
Nonprofit Alliance:

June 08, 2017
Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533

“With the end of the fiscal year only weeks away, the failure to agree on a budget during the
regular session has put thousands of individuals served by community based providers in grave
jeopardy. Alliance members rely on state funding to provide mental health and substance abuse
treatment, operate group homes and support services for people with developmental disabilities,
run homeless and domestic abuse shelters and cultural programs. If the state is without a budget,
some of our most vulnerable citizens will be the first to be hurt.”

“We stand ready to help lawmakers and the governor in any way in the coming weeks as they
work on a spending plan that can be implemented without a gap in funding, and will not
devastate vital human services.”