The Louisiana House of Representatives approved the Senate version of HB 1 (the state budget). The budget restored funding cuts to Louisiana Department of Health and includes a 24% cut to all state departments.
The Governor vetoed HB1and is calling for a Special Session to raise $650 million in revenues needed to maintain what he describes as a standstill budget.
The Special Session will begin Tuesday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. and go no later than June 4.
The Community Provider Association (CPA) will continue to fight for $40 million to be included in the state budget so rates can be restored and rebased.
For years disability services providers have been paid rates for services they provide that do not cover actual costs. Rates need to be restored and rebased so disability service providers are not forced to go out of business.