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A proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives to cut more than $100 million in funding for programs that provide civil legal services for the country’s poor would trickle down to Minnesota in the form of fewer services, attorney layoffs and longer waits in the court system for everyone, said the executive director of Central Minnesota Legal Services, one of the seven organizations that provides legal services to poor Minnesotans.

Legal aid cut would pack punch

A proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives to cut more than $100 million in funding for programs that provide civil legal services for the country’s poor would trickle down to Minnesota in the form of fewer services, attorney layoffs and longer waits in the court system for everyone, said the executive director of Central Minnesota Legal Services, one of the seven organizations that provides legal services to poor Minnesotans.

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