.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

LARC lobbies for funding

-A A +A

$91 million cut draws big crowd at capital

By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

Betty Walker was the last to step on the bus leaving for Tallahassee. The faces of the passengers, clients of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens, lit up when they saw her short frame come in to view.
“Does anybody know why we’re going to Tallahassee?” Walker asked.
“Yeah, for support!” replied a voice from the back. “We don’t want our services cut at all. We want funding.”
About 20 LARC clients, several staff and one county commissioner traveled by bus to the capital March 23 hoping to have their voices heard regarding recent cuts to the Medicaid program.
About 900 people from developmental disability groups from around the state gathered in front of the steps on the Capitol’s plaza as part of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day. Many carried signs asking for funding not to be cut.
“It’s wonderful to see you in the halls talking to your legislators,” said Renee Valletutti, chair of the Developmental Disabilities Council. “Only by continuing our efforts will our voices be heard.”


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Chiefland Citizen, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 2 pages per month.




You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

Chiefland Citizen | circulation@chieflandcitizen.com | 352-493-4796
624 W Park Avenue, Chiefland, FL 32626
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday