Wesley Craig

Government & Politics
2:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Adjutant General Says Proposed Funding Cuts Won’t Put Suicide Prevention At Risk

The Corbett administration is assuring lawmakers federal programs can pick up the slack left by reduced state spending on veterans programs.

The governor’s budget proposal would reduce outreach services by 13 percent, or about $350,000.

In response to questions about suicide prevention efforts, Adjutant General Wesley Craig, commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard, says a two-year-old federal effort is doing the lion’s share of the work.

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