By Chris Fox, 1080 KRLD Austin Bureau Chief

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There may be help on the way for tens of thousands of disabled Texas children on the verge of losing much needed therapy to budget cuts.

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State House Speaker Joe Straus told the Texas Tribune lawmakers will work to make sure the programs aren’t cut.

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“It means that maybe we made a mistake, but I don’t think it was ill-intentioned,” Straus said. “It was not an initiative of the Texas house, and I think you’ll see us address it.”

Straus’s announcement comes after the State Health and Human Services Department announced the Medicaid budget rate cuts would take effect on December 15th.

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