Social service agencies prepare for deep cuts with no budget

- FILE - Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (WTNH / Mark Davis)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nonprofit social service agencies that rely on state funds are preparing for deep cuts, now that it appears Connecticut won’t have a two-year budget or a temporary budget in place for the new fiscal year.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who wanted the General Assembly to at least pass a proposed three-month mini-budget, is expected to reluctantly sign an executive order that maintains only essential state services. The fiscal year ends at midnight Friday.

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Lawmakers and the governor have been unable to reach an agreement on a two-year budget that will cover a projected $5 billion deficit.

Gian-Carl Casa, president and CEO of Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, says agencies that help people struggling with mental illness to domestic violence are planning to lay-off staff and close programs.

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