Pro Bono News
Legal aid cuts another hit for the poor (NC Op-Ed)
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
- The News & Observer
Legal aid cuts another hit for the poor
"To the list of legislative actions that have slapped the poor across their faces in North Carolina – no Medicaid expansion, higher sales taxes, tax cuts for the wealthy that have to be made up by those taxes – add reductions in state money for legal aid services. Assistance for several legal aid programs in the state has been reduced drastically in the last few years by Republicans in the General Assembly, who’ve conducted a one-sided war against the poor since taking control of the legislature."