Able to save: New program helps people with disabilities

A Lake Stevens mom and daughter helped push for a savings program for people with disabilities.

Emma Patterson, 16, poses with Gov. Jay Inslee while she and her mother, Amy Patterson (not pictured), were in Olympia to testify about the Achieving a Better Life Experience legislation. ABLE allows people with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt account without losing public benefits such as Medicaid. (Courtesy of Amy Patterson)

Emma Patterson, 16, poses with Gov. Jay Inslee while she and her mother, Amy Patterson (not pictured), were in Olympia to testify about the Achieving a Better Life Experience legislation. ABLE allows people with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt account without losing public benefits such as Medicaid. (Courtesy of Amy Patterson)

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