The Arc Rallies Against Budget Cuts
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley participated in a statewide mental health disability awareness campaign today in Mobile to discuss the current budget crisis in the General Fund and the impact to the Department of Mental Health if the Legislature’s severe cuts are enacted. Also today, the Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties hosted a public rally to support continued funding to Alabama Department of Mental Health Programs that benefit people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and mental illness at the Oxford Civic Center. Participants spoke on the importance of these services. The members of the Alabama Legislature are considering steep budget cuts to the Alabama Department of Mental Health Programs. Currently an 11 percent cut is being considered.