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Re-opening state employment to disabled individuals

In some positive action during the week, the Senate passed legislation to re-launch a program to help people with mental and physical disabilities find employment.

Senate Bill 1453 would create a new version of the program that would place persons with disabilities in positions where they are able to take advantage of their own special strengths. The legislation also ensures that the hiring of the supported employees does not negatively impact other existing employees and their positions. Senate Bill 1453 now awaits action in the House of Representatives.

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