News Story (North Carolina)
July 23, 2017
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Tags: Funding: State & Local
Organizations mentioned/involved: Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont) (North Carolina), Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC), Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) (North Carolina)
“We were totally blindsided,” said Kenneth Schorr, executive director at Legal Services of Southern Piedmont. “There was no communication this was on the table.”
The cut materialized in the House. Legislative staff there referred WRAL News to Speaker Tim Moore‘s office for an explanation, but his spokesman said Moore would not comment on the matter.
The four co-chairmen of the House’s Justice and Public Safety Appropriations Committee did not respond to WRAL News requests for comment. The only possible explanations Schorr and similar agency heads have heard came third-hand or worse and may be little more than speculation.