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 Executive Director Connecticut Humanities
Connecticut Humanities provides 50% of the CLHO operation budget.
For over 50 years, CLHO has strengthened and sustained members by sharing knowledge and experience, and promoting best practices among museums, historical societies and all who steward Connecticut's heritage collections.
What CLHO and You Do Together
Unite, support, and promote historical interests and activities statewide
Share contemporary trends that affect historical societies, museums and libraries,
Serve as a communication hub facilitating peer-to-peer networking,
Support those who promote and safeguard Connecticut’s cultural heritage,
Offer a flexible and responsive array of programs and publications
Advocate for increased support of Connecticut's heritage
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