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Seattle, Wash. (February 28, 2018) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) President Kris Perry issued the following statement on the Washington state Senate and House of Representatives each voting this week to increase funding for home visiting programs by $2.3 million. The House and the Senate will now have to reconcile differences in the bills in a conference committee and vote again on a final state budget.
“We’d like to thank lawmakers in both the state Senate and the House for voting to increase funding for home visiting programs in the Washington state budget. This critical investment is expected to bring services to 275 more kids and their families around the state, which helps get the state’s youngest residents ready for school.
“Home visitors are trained members of the community who are experts in helping give parents the skills they need to prepare their children for success. This not only benefits families, but the state’s workforce and entire economy.
“SCAN will continue to work alongside Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature to ensure this funding remains in the final state budget.”
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