Contact legislators before January 3
On December 2, state officials issued the November budget forecast, projecting a $1.4 billion surplus for the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget biennium. What does this mean for our disability policy agenda?
A budget surplus helps the economic and political case for our policy agenda priorities, specifically seeking increased reimbursements to support higher wages for staff. However, it also emboldens other advocacy groups and policymakers to strengthen their funding requests. Please take this opportunity to educate your legislators on the work we do and why more state funding is needed to recruit and retain staff and meet our commitment to people with disabilities in Minnesota.
Please refer to the information
to contact your legislators before
, the start of the 2017 Legislative session. Thank you!