The House voted decisively (mostly along party lines) not to fund the overtime the Governor re-requested. This means that any relief that can be provided by the General Assembly is pretty much exhausted for this session and I expect to see the 40 hour per attendant limit in place on July 1, 2016. The Arcs and other groups are working hard on exceptions processes and getting this funded in the future. It will be a long road, so please be on the lookout for opportunities to speak out again. Representatives in our area let us know they received a lot of feedback from families and it makes a difference!
Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy