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Developmentally Disabled Advocates Want Budget Protection

March 24th, 2009 by flanews

Floridians with developmental disabilities are asking lawmakers to continue funding programs that help them live independently.

Dozens of people living with disabilities walked the capitol halls today. They wore buttons reminding lawmakers that their votes help put them in office. Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp is urging lawmakers to leave funding for developmental disability programs alone.

The current budget includes 1.1 billion dollars to preserve access to critical programs to protect and assist more than 39,000 of Floridas most vulnerable citizens. It expands community dental services particularly in rural areas for persons with disabilities, said Kottkamp.

While the governors budget holds programs that help the developmentally challenged harmless, the state legislature still hasnt drafted its budget plan.

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