The state Senate operating and capital budgets proposed in the past two weeks would cut housing, health care and child care for vulnerable citizens in these ways:
• Eliminating the Aged, Blind and Disabled program.
• Cutting state homelessness programs by 52 percent.
• Increasing the number of people experiencing homelessness during the 2013-2015 biennium by 20,400 more people.
• Drastically cutting a variety of safety net programs like Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and Working Connections Child Care.
• Significantly cutting the Housing Trust Fund
While an education-focused budget for K-12 and higher education will help solve many of …