BROKEN BUDGETS: State disability funds going broke and going away

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 4:40 p.m. CDT; updated 9:58 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 22, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — With hundreds of thousands of wounded veterans looking for work after World War II, many states offered businesses an incentive to hire the returning heroes. They created special disability funds to help pay the tab should a soldier with a missing arm or eye suffer a second, debilitating injury in a private-sector job.