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SR: ‘Tough Times’ No Excuse

It looks like Idaho’s insistence on slashing aid for the truly needy won’t be allowed to hurt developmentally delayed adults. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill put a halt to $16 million in cuts, ruling that a case brought on behalf of 13 severely disabled people can proceed as a class-action lawsuit. The practical effect of Tuesday’s ruling is that 3,600 Idahoans will see an increase in Medicaid funding as the case proceeds. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare hasn’t decided how to respond, but the definitive nature of Winmill’s ruling makes a challenge look fruitless – and cold-blooded/Spokesman-Review Editorial Board. More here.

Question: Does this mean that Gov. Butch Otter and the Idaho Legislature no longer can partially pay for corporate tax cuts and exemptions on the backs of disabled people?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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