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Trump’s budget threatens isle nonprofits’ anti-poverty efforts

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    Trump’s proposal could mean a loss of $3.7 million that funds anti-poverty efforts by several Hawaii nonprofits.

The budgets of four nonprofits tasked with preventing and alleviating poverty in Hawaii could be slashed under President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget outline for discretionary spending released Thursday, placing increased financial pressure on the state to fund social service programs, while jeopardizing the jobs of more than 600 people who are employed at the agencies throughout the islands. Read more

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