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Disabilities program may be getting reprieve

Good news for the disability communities anxiously watching the complex end-of-session machinations at the Capitol: it appears the proposed $140,000 cut to the Self Advocacy Network has been reinstated by a working group in the supplemental budget conference committee.

The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities had lobbied for restoring the funding, arguing the program is a crucial step in helping disabled Minnesotans live “independent lives, be self-sufficient, work and pay taxes.”

Nothing at the Legislature is over until it’s over, of course, but this one’s headed the right way, the advocates say.

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