This is just in from the good folks at the Covenant with North Carolina’s Children:
For Immediate Release:
Senate slashes infant mortality prevention programs:
Proposed budget draws ire from child advocates
RALEIGH, NC – The Senate’s proposed budget for 2012-13 would discontinue funding for all state-funded infant mortality prevention programs, according to the Covenant with North Carolina’s Children, a statewide children’s advocacy group.
“This is a terrible budget for North Carolina’s children,” stated Rob Thompson, Executive Director of the Covenant with North Carolina’s Children. “North Carolina has an abysmal history when it comes to infant mortality, but we’ve made substantial progress over the past two decades. Unfortunately, the Senate budget has the potential to undue all of that.”
The specific programs discontinued in the Senate budget were: Read More…