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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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May 5, 2018

Senate Helps Workers Avoid Strike, Sends Wage Increase To Gov

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2018 5:11pm
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 5:29am
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 6:52pm
Posted to: Nonprofits

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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 12:15pm
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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March 28, 2018

OP-ED | Converting State Human Service Programs To Community-based Saves Money & Quality Care

by Gian-Carl Casa | Mar 28, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Opinion | Member Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | State Budget

As Connecticut struggles with state budget problems, the leaders of community nonprofits say the State can provide necessary and essential services at a lower cost by converting more state human services programs to community-based services.

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February 26, 2018

Commission Chairman: Sandy Hook Report Could Provide Florida With A Framework

by Christine Stuart | Feb 26, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | Education | Health Care | Law Enforcement | Nonprofits | Public Safety | White House | Newtown

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HARTFORD, CT — Labor Commissioner Scott Jackson, who chaired the Sandy Hook Commission when he was mayor of Hamden, said Friday that there’s nothing he’s heard so far about the Parkland shooting that wasn’t referenced in the Sandy Hook report released in 2015.

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February 21, 2018

Fiscal Commission Reveals Its Donor List

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Ethics | FOIA | Nonprofits | State Budget

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — The Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, which was formed to come up with recommendations on how to improve Connecticut’s stagnant economy, released information Tuesday about the $300,000 in donations that made its research possible.

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February 15, 2018

Fiscal Commission Creates Its Own Nonprofit

by Christine Stuart | Feb 15, 2018 6:29am
Posted to: Nonprofits | State Budget | Transparency

Courtesy of CT-N
HARTFORD, CT — When the General Assembly created a 14-member commission to study Connecticut’s fiscal stability and gave it a three-month window in which to complete their mission, it didn’t provide any funding to get the job done.

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