Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New Budget Proposal Cuts Funding for Vital Programs

Governor Malloy’s recent budget proposal cuts $77,000 from the state’s nutrition assistance program, which helps fund food pantries, outreach, and the state food stamps program. It also cuts the Care4Kids subsidy by 7.7 million (6%) in fiscal year 2018, which starts this June, and over $12 million in the following year. Care4Kids helps low-income families pay for childcare.

Family resource centers in Hartford, East Hartford, and New Britain, among other cities which provide school-aged children with childcare before and after school, as well as adult education classes for people with limited English proficiency, would lose nearly $4 million. And school-based health centers would lose over $1 million next year, a 10% cut.

Source: CT Mirror, 2/14/17, CT Budget Tracker

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