St. Louis Public Radio News
9:32 am
Wed January 29, 2003

Low-Income People Rally Against Cuts

Jefferson City, MO – Some low-income Missourians gathered
outside Governor Holden's office today, protesting a decision to cut their monthly state aid from $80 to just $9.

The cut takes effect Saturday, and is described by recipients as ungodly and inhumane.

Holden wasn't in his office.

A spokeswoman said the governor had to reduce the benefits to preserve children's programs administered by the Department of Social Services.