From Racine County Eye:
By Heather Asiyanbi in Community, Government · May 8, 2015
"Nearly 75 percent of the funding for the nonprofit George Bray Center
was cut Thursday from the state budget on a party line vote in the
Joint Committee on Finance.
"With a 12-4 vote, lawmakers slashed $124,350 from the Center’s budget among other cuts to youth diversion grant funding, a story in The Journal Times reads. The cut represents every dollar of state funding the center had been receiving.
"Racine County Eye reached out to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos for comment, and we will update this story when we hear from him.
"Executive Director Jameel Ghuari told the newspaper he thinks
politics are at the center of the cut, particularly the Bray Center’s
voter registration efforts.
"'We believe people should have the right to participate in a
democracy. This is an attempt to stop that,' he is quoted as saying.
"Despite the cut, Ghuari stressed that nothing would change at the
George Bray Center – which operates as a separate entity from the City
of Racine and always has since it was founded in 1961, the story
Read more: http://racinecountyeye.com/bray-center-funding-cut-leaders-say-politics-at-play/
Jameel, go for crowdfunding. There are projects far less worthy than the Bray Center that have been given hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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