Employment News

Bevin creates task force to help disabled get jobs

Governor Bevins signs Executive Order establishing the Kentucky Work Matters Task Force COURIER-JOURNAL By Tom Loftus FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday signed an order creating a high-level task force to recommend ways to eliminate obstacles that the disabled often confront in finding a job. At a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, Bevin […]


Disabled man spent 42 hours on filthy floor of Brooklyn jail after police took away his wheelchair: lawsuit

BY DENIS SLATTERY, MARCO POGGIO, AND ANDREW KESHNER NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A disabled man claims he was forced to drag himself through urine, spit, and vomit and sleep on the filthy floor of a jail cell after uncaring cops took away his wheelchair, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Brooklyn. Baron […]

Healthcare News

Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

By Damian Paletta WASHINGTON POST President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the safety net. For […]

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Ecuador Paraplegic President-Elect Stirs Hope for Disabled People

By Alexandra Ulmer QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador’s paraplegic president-elect Lenin Moreno will become a rare head of state to use a wheelchair when he takes office next month, stirring hope for disabled people worldwide. Leftist Moreno, a 64-year-old former vice president, lost use of his legs after he was shot two decades ago during a […]


Disabled man asks judge to restore voting right

  Associated Press August 21, 2016 SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on an effort to have voting rights restored in California for people with developmental disabilities: 1 p.m. A former producer at National Public Radio who was disqualified from voting after suffering severe brain trauma has asked a California judge to restore his right […]

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Healthcare News

Disabled Americans Have the Most to Fear Under RepubliCare

Nearly twenty percent of the population could lose disability coverage. By S.E. Smith Esquire.com Recognizing that they don’t have the votes for a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans opted for a reconciliation bill that effectively picks the ACA apart, turning it into legislative Swiss cheese. At this point, it seems to provide […]


Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

By ERIC TURNER, Associated Press August 29, 2016 WASHINGTON–Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers’ interactions with the mentally ill. The latest example came in Baltimore, where a critical report on that department’s policies found that officers end up in […]