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Austin City Council members call for more health and human services spending

Extra $6.7 million proposed for upcoming 2015-16 fiscal year

Austin, Texas, August 25, 2015

Community Impact Newspaper
By Jennifer Curington

A long list of Austin organizations and some City Council members during an Aug. 25 event urged more spending in the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Service Department budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. The human services leaders proposed a $6.7 million budget increase to provide more funding to city health initiatives and partnerships, which help vulnerable populations. The Health and Human Service Department initially proposed to City Council a $79.2 million budget for 2015-16 fiscal year. That is up from $76.9 million the department received in 2014-15.

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