Bill Aims to Make Disabled in SC More Self-Sufficient

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A bill aimed at helping South Carolinians who have disabilities be more self-sufficient  is now moving through the South Carolina House. The ABLE Act, which stands for Achieving a Better Life Experience, would allow people with disabilities to set up tax-deferred savings accounts to use for housing, transportation, job training, and other… Read More Bill Aims to Make Disabled in SC More Self-Sufficient

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Lady Falkender claims £128,000 for five years of taxis to Lords

Harold Wilson’s former private secretary Baroness Falkender offers eloquent proof that silence is golden.While the Labour peer has not made a single verbal or written contribution in more than 40 years in the House of Lords, her continuing presence on the red benches through declining health has led to a hefty bill for the taxpayer.… Read More SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Lady Falkender claims £128,000 for five years of taxis to Lords

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Lady Falkender claims £128,000 for five years of taxis to Lords

Harold Wilson’s former private secretary Baroness Falkender offers eloquent proof that silence is golden.While the Labour peer has not made a single verbal or written contribution in more than 40 years in the House of Lords, her continuing presence on the red benches through declining health has led to a hefty bill for the taxpayer.… Read More SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Lady Falkender claims £128,000 for five years of taxis to Lords

Sustainability of Canberra’s wheelchair taxi businesses in question, as seven unused licences go up for auction

But questions have been raised about whether more government support is needed for operators.Advocates for wheelchair users told the ABC this week that they believed the unused licences were abandoned because the operators were losing money. And at least one wheelchair taxi operator agrees.Robert Altamore from People with Disabilities said he believed the unused licences… Read More Sustainability of Canberra’s wheelchair taxi businesses in question, as seven unused licences go up for auction

Cardinal Francis E. George, Who Urged ‘Zero Tolerance’ in Abuse Scandal, Dies at 78

Cardinal Francis E. George, who was the Roman Catholic archbishop of Chicago for 17 years and helped shape the American Catholic bishops’ response to the child sexual abuse scandal and their resistance to the Obama health plan’s contraception coverage, died on Friday at his residence in Chicago. He was 78. The cause was cancer, the… Read More Cardinal Francis E. George, Who Urged ‘Zero Tolerance’ in Abuse Scandal, Dies at 78

Bill Aims to Make Disabled in SC More Self-Sufficient

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A bill aimed at helping South Carolinians who have disabilities be more self-sufficient  is now moving through the South Carolina House. The ABLE Act, which stands for Achieving a Better Life Experience, would allow people with disabilities to set up tax-deferred savings accounts to use for housing, transportation, job training, and other… Read More Bill Aims to Make Disabled in SC More Self-Sufficient

Groups pledge to increase disability access at launch of ADA 25 Chicago

City elected officials and business leaders gathered Friday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by launching a broad new initiative to promote physical access and employment opportunities for those with disabilities.The Chicago Community Trust is lead sponsor of ADA 25 Chicago, and has given a grant of $1 million to… Read More Groups pledge to increase disability access at launch of ADA 25 Chicago