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February 15, 2019

Independent Living Centers Pitch Bysiewicz On Funding

by Christine Stuart | Feb 15, 2019 2:11pm
Posted to: The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Jobs | Nonprofits | Public Health | Disability Care | State Budget | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Days before Gov. Ned Lamont’s first budget is unveiled a small group of advocates who help individuals with disabilities live independently met with his number two.

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February 14, 2019

Chances of Paid Family Medical Leave Improve

by Christine Stuart | Feb 14, 2019 5:00pm
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Nonprofits

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fifth year the Connecticut General Assembly is discussing the creation of a paid Family Medical Leave Trust Fund and the chances it will pass this year were improved by the results of the 2018 election.

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January 29, 2019

OP-ED | Bills Raised for the 2019 Session: The Good, The Bad, and the Weird

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 29, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Election Policy | Opinion | Nonprofits | Poverty | State Capitol | Vernon

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The third week of the session has begun, so it’s a good time to see what sorts of things your representatives in Hartford are proposing. For simplicity’s sake, I’ve divided these bills into three categories: good, bad, and … weird.

Let’s dive right in!

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January 23, 2019

Nonprofit Community Reiterates Call to Privatize, Clarify Tax Exemptions

by Christine Stuart | Jan 23, 2019 5:24pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Equality | Housing | Local Politics | Nonprofits | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s nonprofit community is optimistic about the relationship it will have with Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration.

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January 6, 2019

Lamont Highlights Volunteerism on Whirlwind Tour of Nonprofits, Veterans Hospital

by Jack Kramer | Jan 6, 2019 4:52pm
Posted to: Nonprofits | Veterans Affairs

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WEST HAVEN, CT — Just three days before he takes office, Governor-elect Ned Lamont spent Sunday taking part in a Connecticut Day of Service by volunteering at, and learning about, nonprofit organizations in cities and towns across Connecticut.

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January 2, 2019

Outgoing Officials: Criminal Justice System Is In Good Place

by Jack Kramer | Jan 2, 2019 1:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Nonprofits | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Members of the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission (CJPAC) held their final meeting last week and took time to reflect on what many said were monumental, positive changes to the system they helped manage.

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September 4, 2018

Report: 40 Percent of Connecticut Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

by Christine Stuart | Sep 4, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Child Welfare | The Economy | Retail Sector | Nonprofits | Poverty

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut may be one of the wealthiest states per capita in the nation, but that doesn’t necessarily paint the entire picture.

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August 29, 2018

Report: Connecticut Ranks In Middle on Fighting Cancer

by Jack Kramer | Aug 29, 2018 11:44am
Posted to: Health Care | Nonprofits

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is in the middle of the pack of states when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report.

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July 9, 2018

Alliance: 41 Towns Deny Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofits

by Christine Stuart | Jul 9, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Nonprofits | Taxes | Cromwell | Windham

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HARTFORD, CT — Every four years since 1965, nonprofits have been required to remind municipal tax assessors why they should be exempt from property taxes. But according to a member survey conducted by the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, municipalities have been denying those tax exemptions on an increasing basis.

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June 11, 2018

Poor People’s Campaign Calls For $15 Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | Jun 11, 2018 4:58pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Equality | Jobs | Labor | Nonprofits | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fifth Monday that Bishop John Selders and a group of community advocates gathered outside the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to reignite the Poor People’s Campaign.

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