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As if these cuts aren’t bad enough, the one-third of the state budget that comes out of Washington will also be compromised.
So, is it doom and gloom for our nonprofits?
Here’s what Scott McAninch, executive director of San Antonio Nonprofit Council says:
Many of our member agencies of the San Antonio Nonprofit Council are facing cuts to the very programs that serve the most vulnerable in our community – when our legislature voted on the budget cuts this past session and chose not to use more of the rainy day fund to help balance the budget – they undermined the work that the nonprofit community provides.
Services that the nonprofits will be forced to cut now will only lead to increased costs to state government and the citizens of Texas in the future. Not balancing the state budget with a combination of cuts and increasing revenue streams was a miss. 'Kicking the can down the road' was the message that came out of this legislative session.
Texas already ranks tops in the nation for the most residents without healthcare insurance and one in four children faces hunger. In 2010, 4.3 million people in Texas lived in poverty, an 11 percent increase from the previous year. And our dropout rate is staggering. How can Governor Perry have the gall to run for president on that record?