Legal Aid bracing for possible cut to federal funding


That revenue makes up 35 percent of the Legal Services Corporation, and the U.S. House of Representatives has offered a 25 percent cut, he said, and worst-case scenario would mean a $1 million cut to LASO.
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Ralph Schaefer
Tulsa World
January 8, 2018
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Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma


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Anyone wanting to impact poverty must look at the core issues and understand these people need access to justice. If these core issues were resolved then it wouldn’t be necessary to have garnishments and unpaid bills, Figgins said.

No one looks at the injustice of poverty, he said.