In response to Governor Barbour’s November budget recommendations, MSHA board members solicited opinions of members from the northern, mid, and southern regions of the state. MSHA has developed a consensus document designating the highest priority should be given to the budgets of agencies providing services to children, specifically Education and Medicaid. (The document is a separate posting in MSHA News.) Maintaining teacher salaries and the National Board Supplement at its current rate, and Medicaid reimbursement rate for services to children are the focus of this statement
We urge you to contact your legislators urging them to give the highest priority to services to children within the Education and Medicaid budgets. MSHA, the Physical Therapy Association and the Occupational Therapy Association are hosting a Legislative Breakfast on January 28, 2010, 7:30 a.m., at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson. We ask that you contact your legislators and urge them to attend the legislative breakfast, as it will offer him/her the opportunity to speak with MSHA Executive Board members regarding critical issues and the budget.
– Rachel Powell, VP: School Issues