Mussman, Lawson address special-needs funding
Oct 10, 2012 4:19 PM - Candidates often argue that social issues must take a back seat to the severity of the state's financial woes. But Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman and Republican challenger John Lawson both say state funding for special-needs children and adults is too important to be deferred. "It's extremely important and needs to be part of the conversation right now," Mussman said. "It needs to be part of the budget."