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Group Supports Bi-Partisan Funding Efforts

A group that provides services to thousands of Missourians with developmental disabilities is praising Governor Parson and lawmakers in both parties for approving a 56-million dollar increase aimed at resolving an employee crisis. Easterseals serves more than five thousand Missourians and families impacted by disabilities. Easterseals Midwest vice president Cathy Brown tells Missourinet it’s the largest one-time investment in state history in
fixing the Direct Support Professional (DSP) crisis:

Brown says the funding increase will allow Easterseals Midwest to increase starting pay to 15 to 22 dollars per hour, along with 15-hundred dollar bonuses for new employees in their first year.

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