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DDS conducted an on-line survey and met with stakeholder work groups in eight service areas. Informed by this group, DDS has drafted a summary of proposals to achieve General Fund savings. For proposals that require statutory changes, the legislative language is still being finalized and will be available before or on May 15.
DDS encourages participation at the upcoming public forums to provide additional input and comment on the draft proposals. The forums will be held Thursday, May 5, Friday, May 6 and Monday, May 9. Click here for more information on the DDS website.