- David Perry: Governors are making the wrong choice by aiming to cut disability programs and benefits
- He says new Illinois governor is among those making short-sighted decisions
David M. Perry, a freelance journalist focusing on disability issues, is the author of a new book, "Sacred Plunder" and an associate professor of history at Dominican University. He writes regularly at the blog How Did We Get Into This Mess? Follow him on Twitter. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Early Intervention changes lives. Respite care keeps families together. Both save states money over time. Alas, both -- along with a huge swathe of other vital services -- are under attack by the administration of Bruce Rauner, the new Republican governor of Illinois.