State Budget Proposes to Cut More Than 4,800 Local Eligibility Workers

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Celia Cole /(512) 320-0222 x110

February 11, 2005

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Legislators began debating the proposed budget for health and human services programs this week (for fiscal 2006-2007), which includes a reduction of 4,809 eligibility staff at the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) by fiscal 2007. The proposed reduction represents a 60 percent cut in staff.