Advocacy Corner

Since our July newsletter, the state budget has been passed, signed and enacted. But we still don't know a bunch about how it will be implemented. We do know that the increase in the state minimum wage is to be supported, that there should be...

The state budget process is winding up six weeks late. There is some good news and not much bad, but still not enough detail to know what it all means for Imagine and other supports available to the community of people affected by developmental disability....

The state budget process has been as weird this year as everything else has. This is largely due to the mercurial fortunes of state revenues. A year ago, we were facing a $54 billion shortfall in revenues over three years. In January, when the Governor's...

The state legislature has begun hearings on the Governor's budget. There are no cuts or increases to the Developmental Services budget anticipated but it will be worth watching to get a sense of how confident the state is in next year's budget, which might help...

The state legislature has begun hearings on the Governor's budget. There are no cuts or increases to the Developmental Services budget anticipated but it will be worth watching to get a sense of how confident the state is in next year's budget, which might help...

The state legislature has begun hearings on the Governor's budget. There are no cuts or increases to the Developmental Services budget anticipated but it will be worth watching to get a sense of how confident the state is in next year's budget, which might help...

The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) has produced a report (you can read it here) which suggests that the state budget is in much better shape than expected.  We state is still projected to finish this fiscal year in deficit and begin next year the same...

By and large, the workgroups which the state Department of Developmental Services uses to help develop new policy have not been meeting during the COVID-19 crisis and the meetings that have occurred have been largely crisis focused.  The next sign  we have longer-term thinking by...

There are frequent (several a month) directives from the California Department of Developmental Services governing both operating requirements and special funding.  We track these and will inform you if one is especially constructive or terrifying. If you like to follow the action at home, they all...

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