General Fund cuts would undermine Alabama's future

Arise Citizens Policy Project executive director Kimble Forrister issued the following statement Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in response to the Alabama House’s approval of a General Fund budget that slashes vital services like Medicaid, mental health care and child care:

“The House’s budget would weaken Alabama’s economy and our future. Services like Medicaid, mental health care and child care boost our quality of life and provide the backbone for economic growth. But Alabama has cut these services to the bone in recent years, and the House budget would make the situation even worse. Children, seniors and our most vulnerable neighbors would suffer as a result.

“Alabama simply can’t afford the cuts in the no-new-revenue General Fund budget. It’s time to stop cutting the services that make our state a better, healthier place to live and to start investing in Alabama’s future.”

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