Central Florida Future – Preserve legal aid for poor

In the current budget debate, there’s one demographic that may suffer more than the rest of us: the poor.

A recent proposal by the House Appropriations Committee would slash the budget of the Legal Services Corporation back to 1999 levels, according to Mother Jones — an organization that has been around for four decades and supports 163 legal-aid outposts all over the United States.

The new proposal would take away $104 million from the program, which accounts for 26 percent of the program’s resources, according to Mother Jones.

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