Mutual Respect: The National Council’s Special Report: Costs, Complexification, and Crisis: Government’s Human Services Contracting "System" Hurts Everyone, showed respect for dedicated government employees who try to improve the contracting and grant processes for upholding the social safety net. The State of Connecticut likewise signaled its respect by posting a link to our web portal on nonprofits and government contracting on the State’s website.
Taxes on the Ballot
Nearly 100 statewide ballot measures on taxing and spending will dominate the list of ballot initiatives next month, according to USA Today, using data from the anti-tax National Taxpayers Union. More than 450 local tax issues also will be considered in 33 states.
Where the Candidates Stand
The Chronicle of Philanthropy sent surveys to all major-party candidates in the 37 states that are holding gubernatorial races this year, asking how their proposed policies and programs would affect nonprofits in their states. The Chronicle’s Campaign 2010 webpage posts responses from gubernatorial hopefuls in Colorado, Connecticut, Hawai’i, Idaho, Maine, Nebraska, and Vermont. Without naming names, here are some of the highlights on the hot topic of government contracts for services:
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