ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Advocates for the developmentally disabled are planning to urge lawmakers to restore funding cut from the state budget.
They are gathering Thursday at a hotel in Annapolis.READ MORE: State Police Investigating Death Of Delaware Man In Elkton
Advocates will be urging lawmakers to restore cuts to wage increases for direct support staff who help the developmentally disabled live independently.READ MORE: Police Shoot, Kill Man Holding Woman At Knife Point In East Baltimore
They also will be asking lawmakers to address a growing list of people who qualify for state services but are on a waiting list because of available funding. The waiting list is now more than 8,000 people, including 125 who are in on the state’s highest level of emergency need.
Advocates are asking for about $9 million to restore funding for the wage rate increases and about $3 million for people in the highest level of need on the waiting list.MORE NEWS: Horse Racing Has More Questions Than Answers Post-Preakness As Focus Remains On Bob Baffert And Medication
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