Thursday, March 31, 2011
Hundreds Protest Proposed Cuts in Arizona
PHOENIX -- They've lost child care, housing, transportation, case management, therapies for their disabled children and counseling for themselves.
They aren't optimistic that they will change the minds of Gov. Jan Brewer and Republican lawmakers, who are poised Thursday to enact even deeper budget cuts to balance a combined $1.6 billion deficit this year and next.
But they found a way to get to the state Capitol on Wednesday. An estimated 500 of the state's most vulnerable citizens and their advocates, some in wheelchairs and strollers, rallied against reductions to health care and social services.