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Hundreds gather at the state capitol to defend disability and rehabilitative services

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KWTV) - Hundreds of disabled people and their advocates gathered at the capitol and met with state lawmakers to demand the cuts to services stop.

State agencies have been told to brace for more cuts due to a nearly $900-million budget gap.

"If everyone's paying their taxes, if everyone's paying their premiums, if people have health insurance they don't have to go to the emergency room and not having to fight through government assistance healthcare, then it's a win-win for all.  The more people that work the better off this great state is," Jason Price with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services said.

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services helps people with disabilities become more independent.

Information provided by KWTV.  

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