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ITPC Funding Cut By 30%

In Local News, State News on July 1, 2009 at 11:06 am

This from Tim Filler, Americans For Nonsmoker’s Rights:

The legislature passed a state budget last night that Governor Daniels signed into law.

The Indiana General Assembly appropriated $10.859 million per year for Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency, a one-third cut from the ITPC budget for this last fiscal year that ended yesterday. The legislature’s cut of ITPC’s funding from $16.2 million per year to $10.859 million per year is a significant reduction in program funding. 

This can only mean significant cuts in tobacco prevention and cessation program funding, but we don’t yet know for sure how it will effect Daviess and Pike countis. We’ll just have to do more with less, and we’ll find a way.

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