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Pennsylvania: State budget's biggest increase is autism/SPED

Aug 27, 2017, The Morning Call (Pennsylvania): Pennsylvania's $2 billion budget question: What will the House do? http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pennsylvania-budget-deficit-house-mystery-20170827-story.html The question of what Pennsylvania's House Republican majority will do about a $2.2 billion hole in the state budget is sending ripples of worry through some quarters. … One of the biggest spending increases in this year's budget bill went to services for people with autism and intellectual disabilities, making it the best budget in a decade for those residents, said Maureen Cronin of the Arc of Pennsylvania. Now, Arc chapters from around the state are watching with rising concern.