Governor Baker Signs Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

August 2, 2019
Increasing I/DD Funding By $17,850,000 for the Coming Fiscal Year!

ADDP is pleased to report that Governor Baker signed the FY 2020 State Budget yesterday without vetoing any spending measures. An unprecedented act, this may be the first time in modern Massachusetts history that a Governor has signed a budget without spending vetoes. When questioned, Governor Baker responded that given the fact that the State is flush with cash, there was no need to cut the Legislature's spending totals which added $600 million to the final budget.

The FY 2020 Budget provides for a total increase of $17,850,000 in new funding to support line items for services provided to individuals with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities including Autism, and people with brain injuries.

FY 2020 GAA budget at a glance

ADDP Top Priority Items:

DDS Day/Work (Line Item 5920-2025):

Governor Request: $232,813,699
ADDP Ask: $239,513,699
House: $236,263,699
Senate: Same as Governor's request
Conference Committee: $239,513,699
FY 20 GAA: $239,513,699

DDS Transportation (Line Item 5911-2000):

Governor Request: $28,745,011
ADDP Ask: $30,145,011
House: $29,495,011
Senate: Same as Governor's request
Conference Committee: $29,495,011
FY 20 GAA: $29,495,011

DDS Autism Omnibus (Line Item 5920-3020):

Governor Request: $24,952,968
ADDP Ask: $30,752,968
House: $27,452,968
Senate: Same as Governor's request
Conference Committee: $30,752,968
FY 20 GAA: $30,752,968

Additional Items Supported:

DDS Community Residential (Line Item 5920-2000):

Governor Request: $1,278,155,080
ADDP Ask: Maintain at Governor's request
House: Same as Governor's request
Senate: Same as Governor's request
Conference Committee: Same as Governor's request
FY 20 GAA: $1,278,155,080

MRC Head Injury Treatment Services (Line Item 4120-6000):

Governor Request: $17,877,125
ADDP Ask: $20,377,125
House: $18,977,126
Senate: Same as Governor's request
Conference Committee: $19,977,126
FY 20 GAA: $19,977,126

Senior Care (Includes AFC) -- Line Item 4000-0601:

Governor Request: $3,746,483,697
ADDP Ask: Maintain at Gov request
House: Same as Governor's request
Senate: Same as Governor's request
Conference Committee: Same as Governor's request
FY 20 GAA: $3,746,483,697

DDS Turning 22 (Line Item 5920-5000):

Governor Request: $25,050,287
ADDP Ask: Maintain at Governor's request
House Request: Same as Governor's request
Senate: Same as Governor's request
Conference Committee: Same as Governor's request
FY 20 GAA: $25,050,287

DDS Respite/Family Support (Line Item 5920-3000):

Governor Request: $66,592,263
ADDP Ask: $69,992,263
House: $70,092,263
Senate: Same as Governor's request
Conference Committee: $70,092,236
FY 20 GAA: $70,092,236

Thank you for meeting with your local legislators to advocate for these increases in funding!

Please contact the Governor and your state legislators to thank them for their support of the work that your organization performs every day to serve people in the developmental disabilities and brain injury communities!

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