Connecticut HIV/AIDS Advocates Protest Proposed Cut in State HIV/AIDS Funding
February 24, 2009
The Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition on Friday held a press conference to protest a proposed $2.7 million cut to state programs that provide HIV/AIDS services, the New Haven Register reports. Gov. M. Jodi Rell's (R) budget proposal for fiscal years 2009-2011 would allocate $4.95 million annually over the next two years to HIV/AIDS services, a 40% decrease from FY 2008-2009 funding levels. Jeffrey Beckham, spokesperson for the state Office of Policy and Management, said the proposed cuts would reverse an additional $2.51 million in FY 2007-2008 and $3.09 million in FY 2008-2009 in state HIV/AIDS funding following a $3.3 million reduction in federal Ryan White CARE Act funding.
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