Maine Disability Alerts - Please ask legislators not to finish without addressing workforce and wait list
Dear Friends of Mainers with Disabilities,
The workforce (LD 1573) and wait list (LD 1360) bills have both passed the House and have survived several votes in the Senate. But they are both now sitting on the "Special Appropriations Table". If they are not funded (either by themselves or by being "amended into the budget" then they will die). And there still isn't agreement on a budget.
Please contact members of Appropriations, House and Senate leadership, and your own rep and senator, to ask them to PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FUND WORKFORCE (LD 1573) and WAITLIST (LD 1360) BILLS BEFORE THEY GO HOME, because there is still an acute crisis in supporting people with disabilities, along with other vulnerable populations (elders, substance use, mental health).