State Budget

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Experts in charitable giving say donations from Alaskans can’t make up funding losses caused by vetoes

Charitable giving in Alaska is influenced by unique factors that limit how much money can be raised and how fast, said Laurie Wolf, who heads up The Foraker Group, which works with nonprofits across the state.

Tags: State Budget, Charitable Giving, Nonprofit Impact, Alaska
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Even ‘right-leaning’ groups, bankers and builders are calling for an override

Diane Kaplan, CEO and President for the Rasmuson Foundation, and Laurie Wolf, President and CEO of the Foraker Group, each called in to say that the vetoes would undermine their efforts as nonprofits.

Tags: Alaska, State Budget
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Nonprofits worry about sustainability with state budget cuts

Laurie Wolf, the president and CEO of the Foraker Group — a company that works to strengthen nonprofits — said it's likely some will have to close their doors.

Tags: Alaska, State Budget
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Lawmakers Move Swiftly On Spending Plan, But That’s Not The End Of The Debate

Many social service agencies have found the changes “very unsettling,” said Lisa Maruyama, president and chief executive officer of the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations.

Tags: Hawai`i, State Budget
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Grant-In-Aid could be fully restored to $46M, undoing last year's cuts

The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to allocate nearly $46 million to the Grant-In-Aid bill — $4.2 million more than was recommended by Gov. John Carney.

Tags: Delaware, State Budget
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Delaware budget battle: What to do with extra $350 million in revenue

Those comments are music to the ears of Sheila Bravo, CEO of the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement.

Tags: Delaware, Tax Reform, State Budget
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Nonprofits Band Together to Get a Piece of the Surplus

Spurred by last week’s announcement that Maryland is looking at a $430 million budget surplus for the upcoming fiscal year, several nonprofit groups are teaming up to urge lawmakers and Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.

Tags: Maryland, State Budget, Tax Reform
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Charity Inc.: Legislature has golden opportunity

Last week, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits endorsed the Step Up Oklahoma plan, encouraging the Legislature to consider a number of pieces of legislation and policy issues to shore up the state’s ailing budget.

Tags: Oklahoma, State Budget
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Homeless, Mentally Ill And Elderly Are Likely To Suffer Because Legislators Can’t Agree On A Budget

Some human service providers directed their frustration at lawmakers for their inability to reach consensus on how to break the fiscal gridlock.

Tags: Connecticut, State Budget
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We have too many nonprofits. Here's why that matters.

Some say the number of nonprofits isn't the issue; it's that the sector could work more efficiently if some organizations teamed up.

Tags: Illinois, State Budget

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