Malloy Budget Will Provide $20 Million For Community Nonprofits Providing Health And Human Services

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In the budget he introduces next week, Gov. Malloy will earmark $20 million for community-based nonprofits providing health and human services. The money will establish a new state bond pool to help providers pay for various infrastructure improvements and other administrative costs, allowing them to direct more money towards improving services.

\”By helping these organizations reduce overhead costs, we can help ensure that their funding can go towards assisting those residents who are most in need of their services,\” said Malloy in a statement.

This announcement comes the day after a state legislature task force held a hearing on how to address gun violence through improvements to the mental health system. Several experts voiced concerns that the state lacked the necessary mental health resources to adequately provide for its residents. Manchester pediatrician Dr. Ken Spiegelman called for better \”support for providers.\”

“Our state’s future depends on having a quality, comprehensive support structure for all of our children and families, and the network of nonprofit providers is a vital part of that system,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said.

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18 thoughts on “Malloy Budget Will Provide $20 Million For Community Nonprofits Providing Health And Human Services

  1. Connecticut is dying too

    $20M here….$500M there…. Pretty soon it adds up to a $1 Billion dollar STRUCTURAL HOLE IN OUR STATE BUDGET.

    Who will write the obituary for Connecticut when we’ve imploded under the weight of our state Government largesse?

    1. Johngaltwhereru

      I’ll write it!

      Here lies CT. A proud State that grew into an economic powerhouse during a time of zero taxation on income. After suffering a long, slow moving illness, it finally lost it’s battle through increasing taxes on a population of aging people and a shrinking workforce. The final blow came when default led to the State finding no takers on bond sales, leading to plow drivers not getting paid, leading to 3 months of unplowed roads, leading to economic collapse.

      The end did not represent the greatness CT once held.

      1. Mike Robinson

        Prior to 1991, Connecticut had an investment-only income tax system. Income from employment was untaxed, but income from investments was taxed at 13%, the highest rate in the U.S., with no deductions allowed for costs of producing the investment income, such as interest on borrowing.

  2. Catharina Ohm

    I am uncertain how this will help our agency. Residentially, we are funded by two funding sources within the state. Our funding for staffing comes from DDS while funding for physical plant improvement comes from DSS. Improvement money would help our DSS budget, but unfortunately gives us no assistance with our biggest expense, namely staffing (a DDS expense). We are a 16 million dollar agency that supports 130 individuals and employs 360 people. 86% of our budget pays for staff and benefits.

  3. Scott Whittaker

    The Governor’s proposal is smoke and mirrors. His budget allocates 20 million for capital improvements, furnaces, buildings and such, NOT WAGES AND BENEFITS, where it is needed. In the meantime, some of the most challenging people are in the care of people most of whom need to work 2 or even 3 jobs to make ends meet, at a basic level. I work in the field and we have not had a pay increase from the state in more than 5 years. During this time our insurance has gone up substantially, our taxes have increased and so has the cost of living. We are making LESS now than we did. This plan leaves the most vulnerable people at risk, reduces employment and affects the benefits agencies can pay. This is insufficient and misplaced.

  4. Kim

    is it any wonder that for all the years I have been in CT I have received a tax refund from the State, but this year I owe the state? This, while every single tax I pay has increased?

    Hopefully, Malloy has provided the taxpaying, non-public sector with the last straw. Can’t wait for the outcry from those who, like me, now have to pay additional money to the state all so someone else can spend my hard-earned money on…..what? Free cell phones; free medical and school for non-citizens; free rent and food for non-citizens and healthy people with too many kids scamming the system?

    It’s time people. Time to stand up for yourselves and let the government – both state and federal – know that they are abusing the taxpayers.

    1. Mike Robinson

      Connecticut income tax is the same for tax years 2011 and 2012. Something must have changed in your personal situation.

      1. Kim

        wrong Mike. Nothing changed. Perhaps the homeowners credit was taken away? Ya think?

        One day you’ll give us the complete picture instead of the usual spin

        1. Mike Robinson

          If you mean the property tax credit, it was reduced to $300 maximum in 2011 and remained $300 in 2012. The sliding scale for how much of the $300 you get is also the same in 2011 and 2012.

          Maybe your income went up. More of the credit is phased out as your income rises.

          No spin. Just facts.

          http://www.elegantpie.com/temp7788/2011.bmp

          1. Patrick_Henry

            Mike: if, as Kim says, nothing has changed with his life, payroll, job situation, tax status, income, or anything else, how would you explain his having to PAY taxes for the first time in over 10 years? Remember, NOTHING has changed

  5. Kim

    Shouldn’t our ‘representatives’ be addressing governmentt overspending, overtaxing, over-regulating, and the continual erosion of freedoms?

    It’s easier to spend weeks passing laws to limit the size of a soft-drink that we are allowed to drink and making plans to spend yet more money, than to face reality and agree that the debt ceiling has everything to do with overspending.

    They pretend that the debt ceiling is not tied to spending and that we must increase the ceiling to pay the bills we’ve obligated ourselves to. They think that the citizens are scatter-brained enough that we don’t realize that politicians spend uncontrollably then use that spending as the very excuse to raise the debt ceiling.

    1. Connecticut is dying too

      Kim, we are living in the 4th dimension, where liberals jawbone about anything and everything but our out-of-control spending. After all, what’s more important than protecting the rights of gay illegals?

      We can’t keep it up forever and at some point things will collapse. Until then, there’s always time to blame Republicans or Fox news for our woes.

      Hang in there buddy.

    2. Harry Hoko

      I couldn’t say it any better then what you have said. R U the Kim from before? If so, good to see you, buddy. Hang in there.

  6. joseph a . fabrizi

    What about the thousands of retired state employees living in florida because florida has no state income tax. The money that could help the state if these retirees could live in connecticut and their pensions would be tax free from the income tax. I live in connectcut and pay the income tax on my pension while others want to remain in florida residing. Wake up legislatures and union officials you are doing the state of connecticut a great injustice. We must correct this issue for the people of the state and build sound budgets with monatery support in our financial standard. Other states have corrected the problem by making the pension tax free or part excluded from their state income tax. People are the government and they support the state in services reaching to each individual in the state. Bring back the thousands to connecticut for they made it hear and now deserve to live and help fellow citizen of connecticut.

  7. Mike Robinson

    Caddyshack (Ted Knight) Judge Smails: It’s easy to grin / When your ship comes in / And you’ve got the stock market beat. / But the man worthwhile, / Is the man who can smile, / When his shorts are too tight in the seat.

  8. enness

    ‘Malloy Budget Will Provide $20 Million For Community Nonprofits Providing Health And Human Services’

    Such as…? Details?

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