Newscast: Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:34 a.m.
10/12/12 7:34AM By Mitch Wertlieb, Amy Kolb Noyes
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estimated one in five veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq suffers from traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI. Two
years ago Vermont received a $951,000 grant to help
veterans suffering from TBI find jobs.
But to date only a handful of vets have taken advantage of the program. The
reasons for this illustrate the challenges facing service providers and vets
with brain injuries. The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit
against the state of Vermont and Secretary of State Jim Condos. Vermont Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy
Brock is criticizing incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin for what Brock says is
too much time away from the office.