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Angie is a Merrick client who enjoys working at Kowalski's grocery store. Her main responsibility is cleaning the coffee shop. (Submitted photo)

State budget cuts may put vulnerable adults out of work

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Sad, mad and lousy are just a few words used to describe how a group of local Kowalski's employees would feel if the state cut human services programs that help place Minnesotans with developmental disabilities in various jobs around the metro area.


Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing a $4.6 million cut per year, which would reduce revenues for Merrick Inc., a nonprofit company that helps place persons with disabilities in jobs, by $300,000.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.