To the Editor:
House File 2408 in the Legislature this last year sought to increase reimbursement for immediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities. Rep. Kresha, a staunch supporter of these care facilities, signed onto this legislation as co-author and pledged his support. House File 2408 came up to vote March 19, March 20 and April 2.
HF2408 was authored by DFL Rep. Jerry Newton and was a bipartisan effort to make sure our most vulnerable and loved children and adults received the funding and care they need. I respect Kresha for setting aside politics to sign onto this bill and support it on the House floor.
As a rural area of Minnesota, it is important that our legislators recognize the needs of the area and the people. Kresha has proven time and time again that he supports independent bills that are focused on long-term care and the disabled. These residents need support, rather than being used as political pawns in large omnibus spending bills.
Thank you Rep. Kresha for working to fund these facilities and for setting aside politics. — Floyd Richmond, Little Falls