Millions for Minouche
After years of failed attempts, both houses of the legislature have approved an $8.5-million claims bill for Minouche Noel and her parents by a vote of 27-11. Noel, now a college student, was paralyzed from the waist down when she was 6 months old, the victim of a botched surgery.
"She is an amazing young woman today," bill sponsor Sen. Nan Rich said. "We have just given her a brighter future."