Thursday, February 23, 2012

Maryland Advocates Praise Governor for Funding

Kewaun Pittman and Christine Eckman
travel with fellow marchers Tuesday to a rally.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- For years, advocates for the disabled felt all they could do was battle -- for more funding, for more access, for an administration focused on helping the state's disabled population live independent lives. Tuesday the activists found themselves in the unfamiliar situation of thanking Gov. Martin O'Malley and telling him to keep up the good work.
"We spent so much time being angry and feeling like we need to fight, fight, fight," said Laura Carr, a community organizer from Anne Arundel County. "It's a little strange to take a look at the budget and go, 'Wow.' It's not everything that we wanted, but it's so much better than what it was."

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