Budget Cuts Raise Concerns

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Parents, clients and advocates for people with disabilities are discussing the effects of nearly $40 million in proposed cuts to state services for the developmentally disabled.

The vast majority of the proposed cuts stem from the continuation of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget reductions, originally included in a December deficit-cutting plan.

The Connecticut Community Providers Association, the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits and The ARC of Connecticut are hosting a panel discussion Tuesday at the state Capitol to highlight the impact of the cuts. Advocates maintain the reductions will mean lost transportation and hours for jobs held by people with disabilities, as well as wage and benefit cuts at agencies that care for the disabled.

Malloy and legislative leaders still need to reach a bipartisan agreement on a new two-year budget.


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