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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Action: Work to mitigate impact of any budget cuts

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Submitted by:
Senator Royce West

Senate District 23

“I will work during the 2011 legislative session to mitigate the impact of any cuts necessitated by the state's $27 billion dollar budget deficit on services needed by our most vulnerable citizens, including, of course, children with disabilities. I have long been an advocate for those in need, and will strive to protect their interests in the present challenging economic environment.”


Linda said...

Senator West is another Senator whose heart is in the right place. We just all need to work together to devise a plan for community services for everyone with a disability. I feel the Senate Finance Committee really wants to hear from those affected by these cuts. It is comforting to see their support

Anonymous said...

Thank you Senator for your committal to helping maintain and secure the resources needed to benefit our most vulnerable of citizens, those young and old who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Please continue to speak out for less cuts in the budget that impact this group and their families. We have come too far to go backwards nowe. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Dear Senator West:
Thank you for leading the way in this very difficult budget time. We as a state cannot afford to balance this budget on the backs of the citizens who need the most help, children with disabilities and their families. We appreciate your support. Please continue to advocate for this vulnerable population particularly with funding for DARS-ECI, Medicaid, and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) programs and and

Miriam Nisenbaum ACSW, LMSW

Anonymous said...

Hear! Hear!

TMN said...

Thank you Hon. Royce West for your continued support in our district. Please do all that you can to minimize the cuts to the state's most vulnerable, please include adults as well as children with intellectual and physical disabilities. Is it realistic to use the rainy day fund?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for helping to protect our children and families. Budget cuts to the supports provided to families and children with disabilities have serious consequences for all concerned...which often lead to even higher costs.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for supporting and advocating on behalf of all Texans who have a disability. You are respected by all, no matter where they choose to receive services, State Supported Living Centers and community supports.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Senator. We appreciate you being a strong advocate and voice for those that don't speak due to disabilities. We will continue to support you as you support us!

cynthia curtis said...

Hon.Sen.West,Yes,your are a fine example of someone in power that does not forgot the vulnerable like people with disabilities. My special needs daughter and I appreciate your advocacy on her behalf,and we hope you will continue to impress others that you serve with that Texas will lead by example and not make cuts into funding for those programs that serve these uniquely different members of society.