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Gov. Tomblin to Restore Funding to Cut Programs

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Some good news for social service programs in West Virginia.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he's restoring funding to some of those programs he previously cut.

The restoration includes $150,000 for an in-home family education program, $80,000 for child abuse prevention and $30,000 for a domestic violence legal services fund.

Tomblin cut several other social services programs in a line-item veto in March.    The Governor says he received numerous requests to reconsider the reductions.
Tomblin says Revenue Secretary Robert Kiss and Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling, recommended the three funding restorations.

The governor says restored funds will be used to ensure the programs maintain current funding levels in the next fiscal year.