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Local tobacco prevention program funding cut

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Steve Benton
October 5, 2009
— A local anti-tobacco youth group is looking for other sources of funding for their prevention efforts.

Rock County "Youth2Youth" Director, Debbie Fischer, says the state is taking money from all kinds of funds to help fill budget holes.


The state's tobacco quit line budget is being slashed by 2/3, from $3.7 million to $1.2 million a year. She says the local Youth2Youth program is losing all of its funding.


Fischer says they're currently trying to find other funding sources. She says she's asked some local legislators about the funding, but State Senator Judy Robson, and State Representatives Mike Sheridan and Chuck Benedict, didn't have any answers. Fischer says all three have been very supportive of her efforts in the past.



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