March 13, 2019
On Monday, the Trump administration released its federal budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020, A Budget for a Better America. Although this release did not include the individual break down for certain budget items, including the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), it is easy to predict the administration’s proposal in regards to legal aid federal funding: complete elimination. This prediction follows the administration’s budget suggestions for LSC funding over the last two years.
The Office of Management and Budget is scheduled to release their supplemental budget documents, including an itemized listing for LSC funding, in its Major Savings and Reforms, Fiscal Year 2020, arriving on or after next Monday, March 18th, at 11:30 AM (EST). OneJustice is closely monitoring the release of these budget documents and already working on lobbying efforts to ensure the protection of our country’s legal aid system!
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