Texas: HIV Testing on the Chopping Block
January 21, 2011
The state House has unveiled its proposed budget for 2012-13, which includes $31.1 billion in cuts from the current two-year cycle. Lawmakers would spend $156.4 billion in state and federal money under the House draft. Among the proposed cuts, nearly $9 million for HIV/AIDS testing, particularly in Houston and Dallas, would be eliminated. Rep. Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie), who heads the budget-writing Appropriations Committee, said the draft budget represents "a starting point" and almost certainly will be changed before the session's end in late May.
Dallas Morning News
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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