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FAMILY RESOURCE CUTS
W.Va. coalition wants state budget cuts restored for early childhood, family resource programs
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:54 PM EDT
A nonprofit coalition is urging Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to restore $1 million in state funding for early childhood and other family resource programs.
The cuts included $388,000 for domestic violence-related programs; $250,000 for in-home family education; $200,000 for child advocacy centers, $150,000 for family resource centers and networks; and $80,000 for child abuse prevention.
Tomblin made the cuts in a line-item veto last month. They were among about $67 million in vetoes in 42 spending areas to limit how much the state dips into its savings.
A Tomblin spokeswoman didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.