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Senate sends plan to close current CT budget deficit to House

CAFCA | May 30, 2017 |

The Senate unanimously approved a plan Tuesday evening to cover the $317 million state deficit in the current fiscal year — albeit by draining most of Connecticut’s modest emergency reserve.

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Trump Budget Would Drastically Cut Safety Net

CAFCA | May 23, 2017 |

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget would make historic cuts to the nation’s safety net while dramatically boosting spending on the military and border security, including a proposed $1.6 billion to begin building a wall on the US-Mexico border.

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CRT receives behavioral health accreditation

CAFCA | May 11, 2017 |

Community Renewal Team announces that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally-recognized standards. Joint Commission Accreditation is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care and compliance with rigorous nationally-recognized standards.

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Esty, Sanchez advocate against proposed funding cuts

CAFCA | April 12, 2017 |

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and State Rep. Bobby Sanchez visited the Human Resources Agency of New Britain on Wednesday morning to hear from residents that have been positively impacted by HRA-provided services.

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Growing wait list for child care subsidies taking its toll

CAFCA | April 11, 2017 |

Thousands of low-income families hoping to receive child care subsidies are stuck in limbo as a wait list for the program swells.

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Wall Street agency warns CT budgets will be bleak for years

CAFCA | April 05, 2017 |

A major Wall Street credit rating agency warned investors Wednesday that Connecticut’s weak economy and surging retirement benefit costs are likely to plague state budgets and test the state’s fiscal management for several years to come.

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DeLauro visits TEAM offices in Derby, discusses proposed heating assistance cuts

CAFCA | March 27, 2017 |

More than 3,300 Valley households relied on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM, Inc. this year.

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Malloy says budget remains in balance, despite nonpartisan warning

CAFCA | March 20, 2017 |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration reported a modest $22 million surplus projection Monday for the current fiscal year — despite nonpartisan analysts’ warnings that eroding income tax receipts have created a $65 million deficit.

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Trump’s move to end heating aid also would trim food stamps for many

CAFCA | March 17, 2017 |

The Trump budget blueprint was silent on the government’s largest social welfare programs, but elimination of federal help to pay heating bills also would cut back on food stamps for about 71,000 people in Connecticut.

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Deep cuts to senior nutrition program felt throughout Middlesex County

CAFCA | February 13, 2017 |

Repercussions of recent and significant cuts by the agency that supplies meals for senior nutrition programs are being felt in several Middletown-area towns.

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