In an effort to keep the Lanterman community informed about the state of California budget, and how the budget will impact funding, as well as programs and services, we are launching “Budget Watch.” “Budget Watch” will feature links to informative news articles, updates from the governor and Legislature, and links to various budget-related Web sites. Stay tuned to this section for all the latest breaking news and information as the budget situation develops. Please note: Content posted in this section is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily represent the position or views of Lanterman Regional Center.
Governor’s 2011-12 Budget Proposal Makes Deep Cuts, Incl. $750 Million to Developmental Services
With deep cuts being proposed to the developmental services system and many of the other systems that support children and adults with developmental disabilities, Lanterman wants to ensure that our community is informed with the facts so they can make educated choices and decisions. As the budget situation develops Lanterman will continue to keep our community informed. Following are links to important budget-related news and Web sites, as well as a summary of proposed 2011-12 budget changes, and current fiscal year reductions and changes that will continue in the 2011-12 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011. Continue reading about current and future budget cuts and changes
Lanterman’s current position is detailed in the paper, “Sustaining the Entitlement for the Developmental Services: A Regional Center Perspective,” which was originally published in 2003, and has since been updated several times with the current version approved by the Lanterman board in December 2010. Before reading the paper, please read a letter from Larry DeBoer, Lanterman’s board president and chair of the board of directors, which provides a history and explanation of the paper.
California Disability Community Action Network (CDCAN) Alerts and Reports
In an effort to use our resources wisely, we are providing a link to the CDCAN Web site at www.cdcan.us for access to Capitol Reports and Action Alerts. A new report is posted on a regular basis and action alerts when needed. Visit this site often for the latest news about the budget straight from Sacramento. The site also features lots of other budget-related information including links to the Governor’s budget, documents from the Senate and Assembly Budget Committee and a host of other information.
Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA)
Limited information regarding the budget situation and ARCA’s position is available on the ARCA Web site at www.arcanet.org.
Information posted in this category will relate to the actual budget, the budget trailer bill and budget act, as well as communications released from the governor’s office, the Senate, the Assembly and the Department of Developmental Services.
Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
Visit www.dds.ca.gov/Budget/Home.cfm for all budget-related news from DDS.
Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO)
Visit www.lao.ca.gov for all budget-related news from the LAO.
Visit www.ebudget.ca.gov for all budget-related material from the governor’s office.
There are currently no links to news articles.
Other Organizations’ Positions
Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (PAI)
Visit the PAI “In the Legislature” page on their Web site at www.pai-ca.org/legislature for information about their position, as well as alerts, policies updates and news releases.