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A budget year Legislative session starts with expectations, uncertainties

A budget year Legislative session starts with expectations, uncertainties

As the 2015 Minnesota Legislature gaveled into session January 6, many disability advocacy groups were ready with proposed bills and action items. The 2015 session will center on the state budget. It will be a long session in a state …

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‘ABLE act’ celebrated across state

Federal legislation that was eight years in the making is being celebrated across Minnesota and the rest of the United States. The long-awaited Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama before he …

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A look back at 2014: Changes in community leadership were seen

January

Remembering With Dignity, the initiative to properly mark graves at Minnesota institutions, enjoyed nationwide recognition. It is a program of the statewide self-advocacy group Advocating Change Together (ACT) and was featured on two PBS shows, News Hour and Religion …

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Brush up on some disability history during the new year

With the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being celebrated in 2015, make a New Year’s resolution to learn some ADA history.

Many good print and online resources are available. One new publication has been issued by …

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The 5% Campaign is back for 2015 session for wage hike

The 5% Campaign is back for 2015 session for wage hike

The 5% Campaign is back at the state capitol this session, making the case for a second five percent rate increase to support older adults and people with disabilities who receive services in Minnesota’s community-based programs. The group’s efforts met …

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