"We literally touch thousands of people on a daily basis so multiply that by the providers in Mohawk Valley people and you realize that there are tens of thousands of people that will be affected by that 6% cut," says Kevin Crosley, executive director of Herkimer-ARC.
"There's a lot to do. This is a significant amount of money we have to look to save somewhere else in the state budget. But I am committed to do that and I know that a number of my colleagues at the capital feel the same way," says Senator James Seward, (R/C/I-Oneonta).
We're told the proposed spending change would affect about 700 agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities across New York State. That decrease will take affect April 1st unless action is taken.