Protect Health and Vulnerable People

4 hour service cut for all elderly, disabled (COPES)

Don't cut funding for COPES program, which provides basic living services to elderly and disabled people, so they can stay home and out of in-patient care facilities. Everyone on the program lost 4 hours, regardless of need. The same occurred last year. Balancing the budget by cutting services to this population is inhumane. Each time, the cuts were applied very late in the session, keeping public response opportunity ...more »

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