Judge Rejects State’s Plan For Disability Reforms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected a state plan to reduce the segregation of people with disabilities, saying it was too vague and lacked measurable goals.
A report says the plan has long been a priority of Gov. Mark Dayton.
It was meant to help eliminate barriers to housing, jobs and education.
But U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank said Thursday the plan still has "significant shortfalls."
His ruling means the Dayton administration and several state agencies must revise the report, which will likely be a political challenge because it may involve costs to taxpayers.
The state agreed in 2011 to create the plan.
The goal was to give people with disabilities every chance to work and live in circumstances where they're not segregated from non-disabled people.