Governor Malloy has chosen to use his veto powers to eliminate funding for Connecticut Humanities in the state budget for FY 2016-17, which begins July 1. The governor’s unprecedented decision to cut Connecticut Humanities’ $1.73 million line-item will have little if any impact on the state’s overall budget situation, but it will devastate important cultural and community organizations – schools, libraries, museums – in every city and town in Connecticut. We will continue to work with the administration and legislature to find a way to reverse this devastating cut.
We are grateful for the long-standing support our partners, allies, grantees and volunteers who care about the hundreds of programs we enable, as well as the many jobs and organizations we support with this modest funding stream. We will advise you specifically on how you can help the cause later today. Thank you!
Douglas G. Fisher