Gov. Chris Gregoire has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for extra time to consider an appeal of a 9th Circuit Court ruling in a case that has growing interest for disability activists in Washington and across the country. The case deals with across-the-board budget cuts the Democrat ordered in 2010.
The spending cuts resulted in fewer hours of homecare assistance with washing, laundry, cooking and other chores for some Medicaid clients.
A lawsuit on behalf of a dozen disabled people and eight elderly people sought a restoration of services considered key to helping clients living on their own and outside …