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Advocates for people with disabilities visit politicians

KMSS-TV
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 8:18pm

Around the state, 15 different politicians received visits from people advocating for people with disabilities, including Senator Sherri Buffington's office in Keithville.

Buffington wasn't in, but the group left her assistant with a petition asking her to support a Veto Session to override vetoes made by Governor Jindal.

Jindal made over $4 million in cuts to budget items that provide funding for people with developmental disabilities.

According to the Secretary of the Senate's office, a veto session can occur until half of the legislator mail in ballots against a veto session. Even after the ballots are mailed in, the legislators can change their minds up until July 11.

The funding cuts include cuts to the New Opportunity Waiver program, Individual and Family Support funds, Children’s Special Health Services clinics, Families Helping Families Resource Centers, and the Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network.

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