1/12/2009

The chairman of the New Jersey Assembly budget committee on Thursday proposed closing down five state institutions for people with developmental disabilities, where the state spends some $227,000 on each of 2,900 residents. Two institutions would remain open, under the proposal, and other residents would be moved to community-based homes. While some parents said they preferred the comprehensive care provided by institutions, advocates of those who want to leave the facilities praised the bill.

Related Summaries