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Seattle, Wash. (February 22, 2018) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) President Kris Perry issued the following statement on the Washington state Senate Ways and Means and House of Representatives Appropriations Committees voting Wednesday night to increase funding for home visiting programs. Both committees voted to include a nearly $2.3 million increase.
“We are grateful to the members of the Senate Ways and Means and House Appropriations Committees for investing in Washington’s kids through increasing funding for home visiting programs. This funding is expected to bring these critical, life-changing services to 275 more kids and their families around the state of Washington.
“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 in school and in life. And when children do well in school, they are more likely to join the workforce and support our economy.
“We look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature to ensure this funding remains in the budget throughout the legislative process.”
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