Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Aid for families caring for disabled may end

A program that aids thousands of Tennessee families caring for disabled loved ones is on the chopping block under the proposed budget for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Commissioner Debra Payne said eliminating the program would save $7.5 million. That’s the biggest chunk of reductions totaling $21.9 million to comply with Gov. Bill Haslam’s directive that every agency cut spending by 7 percent.

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