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January 6, 2019

Lamont Highlights Volunteerism on Whirlwind Tour of Nonprofits, Veterans Hospital

by Jack Kramer | Jan 6, 2019 3:52pm
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 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Nonprofits | Public Safety

Courtesy of CT-N

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 3:00am
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 10:44am
Posted to: Health Care | Nonprofits

Courtesy of ACS CAN

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 3:00am
Posted to: Nonprofits | Taxes | Cromwell | Windham

Markeshia Ricks / New Haven Independent photo

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 3:58pm
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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May 5, 2018

Senate Helps Workers Avoid Strike, Sends Wage Increase To Gov

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2018 4:11pm
Posted to: Labor | Legal | Nonprofits

HARTFORD, CT — The Senate voted 29-4 with three Republican Senators absent to help avoid a strike and give many more workers who care for the intellectually and developmentally disabled a raise to $14.75 an hour.

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May 4, 2018

OP-ED | Unpacking The Community Colleges Fiasco: To Whom Is NEASC Accountable?

by Terry Cowgill | May 4, 2018 4:29am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Opinion | Education Opinion | Nonprofits | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Courtesy of Tunxis Community College

It was the last thing anyone wanted to worry about. With our roads and bridges crumbling and Connecticut a step or two away from the the brink of insolvency, officials now have to concern themselves with the viability of the Connecticut’s 12 community colleges.

The decision of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, a regional accrediting agency, to reject a plan to merge the colleges into one accredited organization has thrown the system into chaos and uncertainty. Click here to read the letter from NEASC’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Learning.

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May 2, 2018

House Forwards Wage Increases For Workers To Senate

by Jack Kramer | May 2, 2018 5:52pm
Posted to: Nonprofits

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — An estimated 19,000 workers who care for the developmentally disabled are one step closer to receiving their first raise in a decade.

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April 24, 2018

ANALYSIS | What Does It Take To Stop Repeating A Bad Idea?

by Ellen Andrews | Apr 24, 2018 11:15am
Posted to: Analysis | Consumer Protection | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Nonprofits | Public Health | Poverty | State Budget

Albert Einstein believed the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result. Unfortunately, Connecticut policymakers haven’t learned this lesson.

Provider financial risk is a bad idea that has failed both in our state and nationally. Despite this, our ironically-named State Innovation Model (SIM) office is trying again to force it on Connecticut’s struggling health system. Their new twist on the bad idea, to impose it on primary preventive care, is even more dangerous.

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