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Budget Cuts To Reduce Pay For People Who Work With Developmentally Disabled

January 9th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Part of the more than $200 million in budget cuts approved this week by the Maryland Board of Public Works includes a reduction in pay for people who work with the developmentally disabled. Laura Howell, executive director of the Maryland Association of Community Services, called the action a devastating blow. The increase was part of an agreement in last year's decision to raise the state's minimum wage. It was aimed at keeping wages for providers that help the developmentally disabled live and work in communities above minimum wage. Howell says their providers will struggle to hire highly skilled workers who are needed to help people with disabilities live and work…


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