State agrees to continue benefits while lawyers prepare arguments in the case. Vermont Legal Aid claims the reduction is unconstitutional and that it discriminates against households with family members with a disability.
Advocates turned out at a budget hearing today to oppose a $1.65 million budget cut targeting families on Reach Up who have household member with a disability.
Only four years later, it seems we are ignoring some of the important lessons we learned from the Vermont Child Poverty Council’s work. Perhaps most troubling is that we have forgotten that stigma hurts.