The White House recommends 7% increase of the Legal Services Corporation budget

February 16, 2011 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

Despite the calls of many House Republicans to cut the LSC budget by $75 million, the White House budget request for Fiscal Year 2012 recommends $450 million (7,14%). LSC board chairman John Levi said:

“We greatly appreciate the proposed budget increase sent to the Congress by President Obama. All of us in this country must make sure that our justice system works for the millions of Americans who are among the most vulnerable in our society and that we fulfill our national promise of equal access to justice. Civil legal assistance goes to the heart of the fairness of our justice system, and in all economic times we must recognize the importance of the proper functioning of our civil justice system as a central value of the country.”

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Entry filed under: Access to Justice, Funding, Legal Aid, USA.

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