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Press Release: Kids helped, but not held harmless, in House budget proposal

March 31, 2009—Like the Senate budget proposal released yesterday, the House budget proposal includes some good investments in children and families, but in the current economic environment kids aren’t fully protected.

“We appreciate that the House, like the Senate, protected some important investments in children, including funding for children’s health coverage, home visiting programs, school meals and reducing disproportionality in the foster care system. Yet we know demand is going up as the economy worsens and both chambers of the legislature also cut programs that we know children and families will need to help them get through these tough times,” said Paola Maranan, Executive Director of the Children’s Alliance.

Read the full statement.

Learn more about the budget and the cuts.