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As state lawmakers assemble in Atlanta next week, all eyes are on mandated budget cuts because of the impact the coronavirus safeguards have had on Georgia’s economy.
So far at least, those cuts will hit the state Public Health Department and other areas, a move that could wipe out many of the services offered by the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition.
Erin Hernandez, the president and chief executive officer of the cancer coalition, joined Hometown Headlines to talk about the proposed cuts, their impact and what the community can do to convince lawmakers to maintain key services — programs needed more than ever because of record unemployment and other hardships.
Please listen to our latest podcast, lasting around 12 minutes. Afterward, if you’d like to get involved, here are the contacts Erin recommends:
- Rep. Katie Dempsey, email@example.com
- Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, Chuck.Hufstetler@senate.ga.gov
- Rep. Eddie Lumsden, Eddie.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rep. Mitchell Scoggins, Mitchell.email@example.com