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Legal Aid Expresses Profound Concern about Disproportionate Budget Cuts

Eric Angel, Executive Director

I testified before the D.C. Council on Monday, May 9, 2011, about the 2012 Budget Support Act.  My oral testimony focused generally on poverty in the District and proposed changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and the D.C. Healthcare Alliance.  My written testimony focused on both of those issues along with Interim Disability Assistance and the importance of retaining the proposed revenue enhancements.

Click here to read Legal Aid’s full testimony.

Click here to see the hearing including my oral testimony, which begins at approximately 03:11:19.

Other Making Justice Real posts on the FY 2012 Budget:

TANF Time Limit Would Put Survivors of Domestic Violence at Risk

Proposed Change to D.C. Healthcare Alliance Would Erect High Barriers to Health Coverage

D.C. Budget Would Suspend Interim Disability Assistance

Mayor Gray’s Proposed Budget Cuts Would Hit Legal Aid Clients Hard


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