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This year's short Minnesota legislative session began on March 8th,
2016. LSS’s top priority is advocating for a 5% rate increase for Home
and Community-Based Services that support more than 108,000 people with
disabilities and older adults in every corner of Minnesota to live their
best lives. Soon
Governor Dayton and your legislators will make critical decisions about these
services that increase independence, promote health and safety, foster skill
development, provide job coaching, meet medical needs, support people to work,
and participate in their communities.
LSS is a strong supporter of the Best Life
Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of more than 130 Minnesota service providers,
caregivers, people with disabilities, older adults, family members, and
community partners advocating for Home & Community-Based Services. (The
Best Life Alliance was formerly known as The 5% Campaign.)
There are more than 8,700 open staff positions in Home and Community-Based Services statewide, placing pressure on existing staff and limiting independence for people with disabilities and older adults.
Funding is needed in 2016 to address this current
workforce shortage with better compensation for direct support professionals and to ensure consistent care for the people they support. Minnesota has an opportunity to put money directly into the
hands of workers statewide to support a workforce responsible for reforming services,
and supporting people to live their best lives.
Please contact Governor Dayton and your legislators, and urge them to make a 5% rate increase for Home and Community Based Services a top priority this year.
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