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  • Dec 18 2014 - 2:41pm

    shortfallAs the new year approaches, reports indicate North Carolina currently has a revenue shortfall -- The General Fund is $190 million below its target. Most of North Carolina’s infrastructure, including Medicaid, public schools, universities, transportation and emergency services, derives its funding from the General Fund. A revenue shortfall would have a significant impact on important services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

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  • Dec 18 2014 - 9:08am

    Dollar SignThe House and Senate have approved and President Obama signed H.R. 83 to fund most of the federal government through Sept. 30, 2015. The legislation funds 11 of 12 appropriations titles for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015, and includes a continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 27, 2015.

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  • Dec 17 2014 - 6:53pm

    EmploymentThe Office of Personnel Management has released its Fiscal Year 2013 report on “Employment of People with Disabilities in the Federal Executive Branch.” In Fiscal Year 2013, the federal government hired 1,389 people with targeted disabilities – a category that includes many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) – representing 1.32 percent of new hires overall. Report statistics on targeted disabilities, however, are presented in the aggregate and do not specify numbers related to the hiring of people with I/DD. In a recent press release, Peter V. Berns, CEO of The Arc, stated, “While the last few years have seen some modest increases in the numbers of people with disabilities employed by the federal government, The Arc remains deeply concerned that many people with the most significant disabilities, including job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, are being left behind.”

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