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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Day 61 without a state budget has left a painful $150 million hole for the state’s non-profits.

A Hartford man who turned his life around said the state can’t afford to turn its backs on those who help so many.

We know people are in need and we know there are services, but what we don’t often see are the success stories, those who couldn’t have done it alone.

“Every day I am doing something positive and I learned that from being here,” said Kenneth Edmonds.

A month ago, he was living at a shelter in Hartford. The South Park Inn houses more than 100 men and women.

“I would focus on not having a father, not having a mother for years until I got counseling,” Edmonds said.

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