Budget Subcommittees Approve Funding

While changes to the budget for 2014-15 will not become final until voted on by the full legislature and signed by Governor Brown, important steps were taken by both the Senate and Assembly budget subcommittees. The following restorations or increases were approved of for developmental services:

  • Restore funding and eligibility requirements for Early Start
  • Remove prohibition for regional centers’ funding of insurance deductibles for IPP services funded by insurance plans
  • Allow payment of overtime hours for caregivers of respite, supported living services, and In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

The Assembly also voted to restore $11.3 million to supported employment programs, rescinding the 10% cut that was made in 2008.

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