7 including Parks andRec: IPTV, Human Rights Commission,Independent Living, Developmental DisabilitiesCouncil, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission, HispanicCommission, Digital Learning Academy?
Dean Nielson, Life. Inc. of Pocatello Idaho, offices in Idaho Falls, surrounding area.Center: We assist people to live as independently as they choose. Our federal grant will not let ushave homes or apartments. In a heartbeat, that’s what it does. We have programs that assist people to have people go out to the home and do chores and what have you. We do many programs. Home modifications, modifying homes so people can get in to their homes, installramps. We work with people for gettingjobs,the requirements aren’t as bad as they think theyare. Theywannawork,it’s not a welfare system. “Piss on sympathy.”Our state independent living council takes the lead on legislative issues with people at thestatehouse.I have offices around the community. Our issues from the community are very hardto organize and get to the legislators. We’re dealing in the community grassroots. He worked for 3-4 years on some of those. In truth, that’s where it happens. Ourgrassrootlevel problems wehave to get to the SILC, and they can get them to the legislature. The SILC, without statefunding, the federal funding will not allow them for any resource funding development.Can’t getmore federal funding
federal dollars.We have the MEDICAID infrastructure grant. It’s putting people to work…It’s mandated. The state independent living council…Idahocommission for the blind.They oversee this. In effect, if the SILC went away, I’m not surewhere our money would come from. There would be some great… I’m not sure it’s somethingthey’ve really looked at our thought through real close. Kelly really left some great disabilitylegislation over the years. Kelly would talk to these governorsBattand etc. and they’d see that itwould really save the state money.
is the legislative advocate for Roman
Diocese of BoisePeter Morrill at Idaho Public TelevisionOn January 11
, during the Governor’s state of the state message and budget presentation, theGovernor announced that several State agencies were going to get phased out of General Fundsupport over a four year basis. In the case of Idaho Public Television, we view thisrecommendation of great concern. First of all, we are a state organization. We receiveapproximately $1.6 million from the state of Idaho which makes up roughly 25% of our budget.Historically, the State has supported Idaho Public Television because we’ve beena stateorganization for about 45 years. The state funds that have come to us have been usedto maintainthe state-wide broadcast system.These funds have helped us to pay for some of theadministration, and hasallowed us to send our programs into… About 63% of our budget comesin from privatecontributations. The final piece, around 14% comes from a yearly grant from thenational program of public broadcasting… of the extra about 82% comes from the TreasureValley. This policy of moving the agency from a… we believe that, long-term, the organizationwould have to look at what areas of the State would be able to support based on population. Thestate funds have allowed us to put our programming into the entire state. We have great concerns