Nonprofits, low-income families are winners in two-year, $46 billion Connecticut state budget; lawmakers also seek to help cities as state House prepares to vote Tuesday

Nonprofits, low-income families are winners in two-year, $46 billion Connecticut state budget; lawmakers also seek to help cities as state House prepares to vote Tuesday

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Gian Carl Casa, chief executive officer of the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, said the new money is “a significant increase that will begin to address more than a decade of underfunding of services for some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens.”

The increase, however, falls short of a seven-year, $461 million plan that had been pushed by the nonprofits and the top two Democrats on the budget-writing appropriations committee.

“We await more detail on how the funding increases will be allocated and if there will be sufficient flexibility to respond to ongoing fiscal pressures, but we are grateful for the unprecedented support that community nonprofits have received from the General Assembly for the biennium,” said Casa, a former top state budget official.

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