Rep. Fred Camillo joined several colleagues and members of the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled community on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the State Capitol for a Furlough Day Rally. Many spoke out against the budget impasse and its devastating impact on individuals who rely on state assistance for basic services.
The absence of a budget has forced employees working with I/DD persons to take furlough days. Typically, the state budget is drafted and approved by the General Assembly on or before the last day of the regular session, which was on June 7, 2017 this year. That day came and went, and still no budget has been approved. Rep. Camillo continues to work with fellow House Republicans and members of the General Assembly to reach a budget solution in a timely manner; one that is fiscally responsible and focuses the state’s limited resources on core government functions like helping our most vulnerable residents.
More updates on the budget situation will be provided as they become available.