group home funding

Urge State Senators to Pass House Bill 5

Hi. Please urge State Senators to quickly pass House Bill 5. As WRAL reports on the temporary funding for Group Homes issue:

The House voted 116-0 on House Bill 5, but it's fate in the Senate remains murky. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said Wednesday that he wasn't in a hurry to address the group home issue.

http://www.wral.com/house-budget-writers-pass-group-home-fix/12047540/

From the Director of The National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina chapter:

Berger dismisses mentally ill group home problem

Maybe if these Alzheimer's victims joined ALEC they'd get more sympathy:

"I think it's very time-sensitive," Rep. Nelson Dollar, one of the bill's sponsors, said Wednesday – one day before the money Perdue provided can no longer be accessed..."It's an issue that we'll deal with as we go forward," Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said. "I just don't know that what you're dealing with at this point is the kind of problem and scope of problem that seems to be described by some folks."

While Berger's reticence may be confusing to some, any farmer can tell you what's going on. It's called a pecking order, and it appears Phil Berger is using the mentally ill to teach a lesson to his House colleagues- "I'll decide what's a priority around here, not you."

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