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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 10:21 pm

RICHMOND – A bill that could slow down Virginia’s plan to close its training centers for intellectually disabled people cleared a hurdle Friday after Sen. Steve Newman served up an energized plea to “help people who cannot help themselves.”

Newman, R-Lynchburg, is asking state officials to certify in writing that a privately run home in the community would be able to provide the same level of care the residents receive in Central Virginia Training Center and three others like it.

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