The Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Listen Live
Classical 24
Search
Maine Gov. Boosts Funding for Domestic Violence Program
07/01/2013 02:03 PM ET  

The Republican governor says that $100,000 from the state's emergency contingency fund will go to the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine Gov. Paul LePage is directing some of the state's saved money toward services for people affected by domestic violence.

The Republican governor said on Monday that $100,000 from the state's emergency contingency fund will go to the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence.

The group provides services and centers throughout the state for people who experience domestic violence.

LePage says in a statement that more Maine residents are using domestic violence shelters and emergency hotlines. He says the boost will provide resources and help those rebuild their lives.

MCEDV says in a statement that they haven't received more state funding since 2001. The federal automatic budget cuts and fewer donations have contributed to a 10 to 20 percent revenue loss for its programs.


 

ReturnReturn!



Become a Fan of the NEW MPBNNews Facebook page. Get news, updates and unique content to share and discuss:

Recommended by our audience on Facebook:
Copyright © 2014 Maine Public Broadcasting Network. All rights reserved.