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 Author: Allee Barr
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:17 am 
This bill is to help get more services for those who are disabled and elderly. Please contact Howie Morales, or the representative from your NM district,to encourage passage of this bill. Thanks, Allee

This message is from Ellen Pinnes and The Disability Coalition.

Senator Tim Jennings has asked that $2 million for the Disabled &
Elderly waiver waiting list be added to HB 2, the state budget bill.
Please call members of the Senate Finance Committee (information
below) and ask them to support Senator Jennings's request for $2
million for the D&E waiver waitlist in HB2. The Finance Committee is
working on HB2 now, so please call as soon as possible!

As you know from Jim Jackson's legislative reports, HB2 came out of
the House of Representatives with $7 million for the Developmental
Disabilities waiver waitlist. The Legislature was able to add this
money to the DD waiver because the state is receiving hundreds of
millions of dollars in additional federal Medicaid funding from the
economic stimulus bill recently passed by Congress. We're happy to
see additional funding for the DD waiver and we hope that a tiny
fraction of the federal money for Medicaid can be used for the D&E
waiver also. The $2 million request by Senator Jennings would allow
400 or more people to be served in that waiver.

Members of the Senate Finance Committee are:

Sen. Howie Morales, 986-4863,
howiemorales@yahoo.com<mailto:howiemorales@yahoo.com>

Sen. John Arthur Smith, Chairman, 986-4363
Sen. Carlos Cisneros, Vice Chairman, 986-4362
Sen. Rod Adair, 986-4385, radair@dfn.com<mailto:radair@dfn.com>
Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, 986-4395
Sen. Pete Campos, 986-4311,
petecampos@newmexico.com<mailto:petecampos@newmexico.com>
Sen. Carroll Leavell, 986-4278, leavell4@leaco.net<mailto:leavell4@leaco.net>
Sen. Steven Neville, 986-4266, nmsenate@msn.com<mailto:nmsenate@msn.com>
Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, 986-4380, jortizyp@msn.com<mailto:jortizyp@msn.com>
Sen. Mary Kay Papen, 986-4270
Sen. Nancy Rodriguez, 986-4264

Thanks for helping to make the voice of the disability community heard!


-- Deb Dennison

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