STATE LAWMAKERS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVE PLAN TO SEND $300 MILLION TO CALIFORNIA’s DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICE SYSTEM

On Monday, February 29,  State lawmakers unanimously approved a plan to send $300 million to California’s developmental disabilities system. The Senate and Assembly included the funding in an agreement to restructure taxes on health insurance plans.  Most of the $300 million will go to care providers, who have faced years of stagnant wages.  The bill also creates a program to provide paid internships for people with developmental disabilities. Interns could make up to $10,400 per year, with up to a third of it reimbursed by the state. The legislation now goes before Gov. Jerry Brown.

Source for the article: The News & Observer, February 29, 2016.