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Budget Cuts Put Kids at Risk

August 4th, 2008 by flanews

Two children’s advocacy groups, along with Florida TaxWatch and the AARP formed the Florida People, Florida Promises Coalition. They are challenging lawmakers to stop cutting key programs. The group worries more budget cuts are on the horizon and says cuts made this year are already ruining programs that help sick children, senior citizens and foster kids. Dave Bundy, the President of the Children Homes Society of Florida says the cuts are putting kids at risk.

“Children deserve to be safe to be healthy and have hope and opportunity. Florida’s vulnerable children can’t live with another year of across the board cuts and some of them won’t,” said Bundy.

The coalition offered five suggestions to fill the budget void. The group says adding a video lottery would raise close to 200 million dollars. They also suggest taxing internet sales.

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