Governor’s Budget Cuts

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We thank our state legislators for meeting with Vista Prairie representatives at the Capitol in St. Paul on March 12 to discuss the critical priorities for older adults.

Here’s a commentary from LeadingAge Minnesota about the budget status after Governor Walz released his priorities for $49 billion in appropriations over the next two years.

“Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan yesterday released the One Minnesota budget that proposes to spend $49 billion in the next two years on a wide range of priorities. The budget contained mixed news for older adult services. While it supports the interim work on older adult protection, the budget does not include increased Elderly Waiver funding, only partially funds the DWRS increase for adult day providers, assumes a fee-driven approach for assisted living providers and reduces Value-Based Reimbursement for care centers.”
- Written by Jeff Bostic

While this news is mixed, Vista Prairie is still thankful the state legislators are meeting with and discussing the lives of seniors in Minnesota.

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