[Education and Welfare] Fw: [Missouri-l] Senate leaders opposed cut to blind aid
rickburch at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 8 16:49:36 CST 2012
I'm replying to Silvey's comment.
The problem with Silvey is this: I was blinded in a hunting accident in the
state of Missouri when I was 14 years old. I have tried my best to live an
honorable life and do the right thing. I am sorry that other people with
other disabilities are not receiving this benefit, and that makes me ask,
why aren't they? If the other people with disabilities are in as much need
as are some blind people that I know, they should receive a benefit. I
guess that's the difference between me and representative Silvey. I just
wish he could walk a mile in my shoes.
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Subject: [Education and Welfare] Fw: [Missouri-l] Senate leaders opposed cut
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Subject: [Missouri-l] Senate leaders opposed cut to blind aid
Mo. Senate leaders opposed cut to blind aid
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -
Republican Senate leaders say they won't go along with a Missouri House plan
to eliminate a state aid program for the blind.
The House Budget Committee opened hearings Monday on a proposed budget that
would get rid of a $28 million blind aid program to help avoid cuts that
Jay Nixon had proposed for public colleges and universities.
But Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer said Monday that he and other
Republican leaders are opposed to cutting aid to the blind. Nixon also has
to the proposed House cut.
House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey has said cutting the blind program would
be fair, because people with other disabilities who earn similar amounts of
do not receive any similar state benefit.
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