Coalition wants child, family monies restored

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By The Associated Press

A nonprofit coalition is urging Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to restore $1 million in state funding for early childhood and other family resource programs.

The Our Children, Our Future campaign to end child poverty said Wednesday it has requested a meeting with Tomblin and is seeking to have the funding reconsidered at an upcoming legislative special session.

The cuts included $388,000 for domestic violence-related programs, $250,000 for in-home family education, $200,000 for child advocacy centers, $150,000 for family resource centers and networks and $80,000 for child abuse prevention.
Tomblin made the cuts in a line-item veto last month. They were among about $67 million in vetoes in 42 spending areas to limit how much the state dips into its savings.
A Tomblin spokeswoman didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.