(New Haven, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Deep cuts to social service programs in a $4.1-trillion federal budget proposal rolled out this week by the Trump administration are concerning to advocates of the poor and elderly.

Here in Connecticut, those concerns are exacerbated by the state’s continuing budget woes and deficits.

Connecticut Voices for Children Policy fellow Derrick Thomas says many state residents rely on the programs that are being targeted.

He says they include Medicaid, SNAP, and Social Security disability, to name a few.

Thomas says they’re going to examine the proposed budget more closely and lobby lawmakers to reconsider cuts to those most vulnerable.


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