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Some social services funding cuts restored

May 7, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he's restoring funding to some West Virginia social services programs that he previously cut.

Tomblin wrote to state Senate President Jeff Kessler and House Speaker Tim Miley on Wednesday that the restored funding includes $150,000 for an in-home family education program, $80,000 for child abuse prevention and $30,000 for a domestic violence legal services fund.

Tomblin had cut several other social services programs in a line-item veto in March. Tomblin says he had received numerous requests to reconsider the reductions.

Tomblin says Revenue Secretary Robert Kiss and Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling recommended the three funding restorations. The governor says restored funds will be used to ensure the programs maintain current funding levels in the next fiscal year.



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