Select Committee on Crimes Against Children

Budget Woes
3:42 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Lawmakers Joining Fight to Restore Child, Family Funding

Delegate Linda Phillips, Chair of the Select Committee on Crimes Against Children, spoke at a press conference concerning budget cuts to children and family programs Thursday at the Capitol.
Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Lawmakers are joining community action groups in asking the governor to restore funding to what they call critical childhood and domestic violence programs across the state.

The cuts came after the 2014 legislative session in the form of a line item veto- one that took $1.06 million from in-home family education, domestic violence services and child advocacy centers.

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