Anti-Violence Group Rallies at State Capitol - KLFY News 10

Anti-Violence Group Rallies at State Capitol

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Dozens of people rallied at the State Capitol early Tuesday Morning, hoping lawmakers would look twice at proposed budget cuts.

The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which allocates money to area programs, is set to lose $2.4 million.

If approved, that money would be added to cuts that took place last year and combined would amount to nearly 40 percent of their budget in just seven months.

Faith House Executive Director Billi Lacombe says if these cuts were to go through they are looking at losing most of their non-residential services for victims which provide them with a safety-net like counseling, help with filing restraining orders and other essential services.

The group plans to take their message to the Senate during public testimony this week.

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