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State Treasurer Eric Schmitt testifies in support of right-to-work legislation Jan. 10, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/ THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Schmitt joins partnership to expand MO ABLE program

Schmitt joins partnership to expand MO ABLE program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Treasurer Eric Schmitt announced Wednesday a new initiative to join with four other states to expand the Missouri Achieving a Better Life (MO ABLE) program, which will allow families and individuals with disabilities to set up special savings accounts to pay for expenses related to their special needs. In a video

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House passes Rowland’s resolution supporting sheltered workshops

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri House resolution could provide some much-needed support for sheltered workshops in Missouri while changing the federal guidelines that surround them. More than 6,300 people living with developmental disabilities work at such sheltered workshops across the Show-Me State, but the federal laws present a major issue. Workplaces employing individuals living

Release: Gov. Nixon receives MACDDS President’s award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 21, 2016   Governor addresses advocates and caregivers for developmental disabilities at the annual conference OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today addressed the Missouri Association of County Developmental Disability Services (MACDDS) conference to highlight the state’s progress on ensuring that Missourians with disabilities have access to services, employment and


Medicaid eligibility to expand for disabled, seniors under new law

ST. LOUIS – Missouri’s elderly and those with other disabilities should find it easier to qualify for Medicaid – and keep a little more in their savings accounts – under legislation signed into law on Thursday. Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1565, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington, Thursday during a visit to St.


Missouri to enter nine-state coalition to establish ABLE program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced Thursday Missouri’s involvement in a nine-state consortium to establish an “Achieving a Better Life Experience,” or ABLE, program. The ABLE program allows states to make savings programs for the disabled or those with special needs as it relates to their disability. Zweifel says the state should provide