Thank you to all who participated in our advocacy efforts this session - your time and commitment made a difference and helped back up staff efforts throughout session and in the final hours of budget negotiations.
The Legislature adjourned at 12:59 a.m. 5/28 after having enacted an $11.8B budget.
The budget includes $30 million (ongoing) funding for DD services as follows:
- $13 million to make the one-time monies received in the current fiscal year (FY 2019), permanent (ongoing) funding.
- $13 million in ongoing funding for provider rate increases. While the intent is to take care of Prop. 206 impacted services, the only specification is for provider rate increases for this $13 million.
- $4 million for provider rate increases for Prop. 206 impacted services for January 1, 2020. This funding is for half a fiscal year to address the January 1, 2020 increase.
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