The state of Minnesota has shut down many of its services due to the legislature’s failure to reach a budget deal by July 1, closing down programs that serve people with disabilities.
Agencies that have been impacted include the State Services for the Blind (SSB), which cancelled its Radio Talking Book show for the blind. According to a government website, “Locations will be closed and Radio Talking Book will not be on the air. Any services SSB provides or purchases on behalf of customers will be suspended. This includes all services from SSB such as training, equipment purchases and transportation payments.”