In the $23 billion budget approved with a veto override, GOP lawmakers repealed a statute that funneled state money to non-profits providing low-income clients with legal assistance.
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WUNC (Chapel Hill)
August 22, 2017
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Tags: Funding: State & Local
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC), Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont) (North Carolina), Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) (North Carolina)
But a drop in the bucket to state coffers equals a kick in the gut to the groups that used the money to help low-income clients avoid eviction, obtain disability benefits and seek domestic violence protection.
“We will lose $130,000 a year in funding from the state, which covered a wide range of the different kinds of work we do,” said Kenneth Schorr, executive director of Charlotte-based Legal Services of Southern Piedmont.