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Missouri residents fear effect of funding cuts for disabled


August 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Funding cuts to in-home care for the disabled could force some Missouri residents into nursing homes, advocates said.

About $8 million of the $50 million the state Legislature initially cut last year has been restored, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported .

The cuts affected more than 7,800 disabled Missouri residents, said Republican State Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick of Shell Knob, who is the chairman of the House Budget Committee.

"We were cutting things drastically everywhere else before we came to these services," Fitzpatrick said, citing higher education costs as an examp...

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