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State audit: Disabilities group still must verify

(AP) Maryland auditors have found the state’s Developmental Disabilities Administration has not substantially addressed a previous finding that it does not have procedures to verify consumers received services from providers as stipulated. The Office of Legislative Audits released a follow-up ...

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Disabilities agency says problem of unspent funds is history

Maryland Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein told a town hall meeting in Columbia Tuesday night that the troubled Developmental Disabilities Administration has made significant progress since discovering $34 million in unspent funds last year. “It looks like we’re in the red” ...

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O’Malley increases DDA funding

After a rocky six months for the Developmental Disabilities Administration, Gov. Martin O’Malley’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal increases funding by about $31 million and creates a new fund so unspent money will stay in the agency. Department of Health ...

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Sharfstein commits to fixing DDA problems

ANNAPOLIS — A flawed, outdated and ineffective method of accounting is why the state Developmental Disabilities Administration discovered $33 million in unspent funds, and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Joshua Sharfstein said the agency is committed to fixing ...

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Corrective action after Developmental Disabilities Administration leaves $25M unspent

ANNAPOLIS — After Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration had to give more than $25 million in unspent state funds back to the general fund, the health secretary says he’s acting to correct the situation. Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein told the Senate ...

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Letters to the Editor – 11/18/11

As the two chief volunteer officers of The Arc Baltimore, we share the concern, indeed the outrage, over the news that the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), reverted unspent funds to the state general fund.  (“Maryland disabilities agency leaves $38M unspent,” ...

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On the Move, 8/8: Poulos named president of regional chapter of Sales and Marketing Executive International

David G. Poulos, CEO of Granite Partners, has been named president of the Baltimore/Washington chapter of Sales and Marketing Executives International. Poulos founded Sparks-based Granite Partners in 2006, after serving as director of marketing communications for Graphic Arts Show Co., ...

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Restaurants, wineries see mixed results during session

While the 2011 legislative session brought gains to the winery and restaurant industries, it also served up a 50 percent increase in alcohol taxes in the closing moments. “It’s a sad commentary for how the business community is viewed by ...

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