House budget could mean cash for certain programs in need

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It’s budget time again at the State Capitol. This year, cash is going to programs that were lacking last year.  The House of Representatives pushed their vote on this budget to Wednesday. It’s a more than 280 billion dollar budget that is giving extra cash to programs in need. It calls for extra money toward autism and intellectual disability services.  The Department of Public Welfare happy to have get the news as their department took a big hit last year. Specifically, the cash would go to people on a waiting list for services  to help them live more independent lives.

“ Someone with autism may need daily help to get through their day. It might be custodial help to get them through their home they might need medical help or therapy,  “ said Anne Bale with the Department of Public Welfare

Also seeing more founding would be the State Police. The plan is to add 300 troopers to the force. State Representative Seth Grove says  this would allow current troopers to get back on the street instead of having to do administrative work they are currently doing.