Legislature Passes Developmental Services Package
Priority on Employment for People with Disabilities
SACRAMENTO CA – After years of budget cuts and program reductions, the Legislature today passed a developmental disabilities (DD) funding proposal and managed care organization (MCO) funding reform, creating a package that breathes new life into a system many felt was on the brink of collapse. When paired with federal matching funds, the increase will be $400 to $500 million.
“This is a huge step forward, and it came not a moment too soon for people who need these services,” said Dr. April Lopez, Chair of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. “While we are still a long way from adequate funding, today’s vote is welcome news. A lot of work went into forging this agreement. Governor Brown and the Legislature showed tremendous leadership.”
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