Budget Cuts Hurting Safety Net Programs


Georgia Public Broadcasting reports that the budget passed by the Georgia House Appropriations calls for a cut of more than a hundred state workers who process applications for food stamps and Medicaid programs.

Those are the ones who would really need the help to be able to access these services. So when you have a system that was probably already under-funded now taking further cuts, it makes it difficult for these families to access the services they’re eligible for.

Georgia Legal Services Program attorney, Vicky Kimbrell,  is quoted:

I sent in an Open Records Act request for supervisory personnel phone numbers so I could phone directly to the supervisory personnel and bypass the front desk to try and find out what’s happening in my clients’ cases.

Read the full article here.

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